This course is designed to prepare law journal members for the significantly different and, in many instances more challenging, nature of their responsibilities in their second year on journal. Its focus is twofold: to help students develop excellent editing techniques in the context of publication, and to help students master other aspects of second year journal membership, including journal management, timely publication, and author-editor interactions. During the course, students will analyze scholarly writing from the editor’s perspective, covering such topics as article selection, large- and small-scale edits, style judgments, and analytical precision. Studying scholarly papers eligible for publication, students will discuss how to edit them to achieve the best balance among the author’s intent, the readers’ needs, and the journal's production imperatives. Students also will do several individual and group assignments focused on particular editing challenges. The class will meet in four three-hour sessions, and attendance will be mandatory in order to receive credit.