Editorial Board - Amsterdam Law Forum


Course Objective

Students will form the editing team and board of the Amsterdam Law Forum
(ALF) for the issues that will be published in 2018-2019. ALF is a
journal specializing in international law, politics, and criminology.
The articles include blind peer-reviewed articles and opinion articles
by leading experts as well as young scholars. The participating students
will learn how a scholarly article looks, how to edit scientific and
opinion articles, and how to attract potential writers, for example by
participating in events organized at the law faculty. Last but not
least, the students will learn how to organize a conference as they will
receive a budget of the law faculty for the organization of an
international conference in the field of international law, politics, or
criminology at the end of the study year together with one of the
research groups of the law faculty.

Course Content

The ALF course starts in November. During the first month the new
editing team and board will meet at least once a week. These meetings
will be organized by the course coordinator and will include a meeting
with the board of ALF 2017-2018, a seminar on editing scientific
articles, and a seminar introducing the electronic system used by ALF.
After this transition phase the new board will take over. Together with
the editors they will be responsible for three issues of ALF (Winter,
Spring and Summer Issue).

Teaching Methods

See content of the course.

Method of Assessment

Sufficient participation as an editor or board member, including the
organization of the seminar in June. This will be evaluated by the
course coordinator in collaboration with the board members and editors.

Entry Requirements

Not required.

Target Audience

Regular (master) students and exchange students.

Courses from a master at the faculty can only be taken as a secondary
course if you have a diploma that gives access to the relevant master/
specialization and if you are enrolled in a master.

Additional Information

Selected editors and board members will normally be appointed until July

Custom Course Registration

Students have to apply for the course by sending an application letter to anja.eleveld@vu.nl before 30 September 2018. The applicant should make clear whether s/he applies for the position of board member, editor, or for either position. In addition, the student should mention his/her legal specialization(s), his/her English proficiency, and other relevant qualities which s/he brings into the team. During the last two weeks of October the coordinator of the course and one (former) board member will invite the applicants for an interview. Maximum three board members and maximum seven editors will be selected for the ALF course 2018-2019.

General Information

Course Code R_ALF
Credits 6 EC
Period Ac. Year (sept)
Course Level 600
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Faculty of Law
Course Coordinator A. Eleveld
Examiner A. Eleveld
Teaching Staff

Practical Information

You cannot register for this course yourself; your faculty's education office carries out registration

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