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WP:Hornbook -- a new law-related task force for the J.D. curriculum[edit]

Hi Brianwc,

I'm asking Wikipedians who are interested in United States legal articles to take a look at WP:Hornbook, the new "JD curriculum task force".

Our mission is to assimilate into Wikipedia all the insights of an American law school education, by reducing hornbooks to footnotes.

  • Over the course of a semester, each subpage will shift its focus to track the unfolding curriculum(s) for classes using that casebook around the country.
  • It will also feature an extensive, hyperlinked "index" or "outline" to that casebook, pointing to pages, headers, or {{anchors}} in Wikipedia (example).
  • Individual law schools can freely adapt our casebook outlines to the idiosyncratic curriculum devised by each individual professor.
  • I'm encouraging law students around the country to create local chapters of the club I'm starting at my own law school, "Student WP:Hornbook Editors". Using WP:Hornbook as our headquarters, we're hoping to create a study group so inclusive that nobody will dare not join.

What you can do now:

1. Add WP:Hornbook to your watchlist, {{User Hornbook}} to your userpage, and ~~~~ to Wikipedia:Hornbook/participants.
2. If you're a law student,
(You don't have to start the club, or even be involved in it; just help direct me to someone who might.)
3. Introduce yourself to me. Law editors on Wikipedia are a scarce commodity. Do knock on my talk page if there's an article you'd like help on.

Regards, Andrew Gradman talk/WP:Hornbook 04:35, 31 July 2009 (UTC)

Copyright Term Extension[edit]

Re: the Martin article. I was referring to pages 317-318 of the article (Section XII subpart B). Hartboy (talk) 03:11, 25 March 2010 (UTC)

course pages[edit]

Hi Brian! I see that you already have a course page for your intellectual property law course. Instead of having two different pages with info about it, maybe we should just point from the public policy courses page straight to your main course page. I'm really excited to have you on board with this project, by the way. We'll be in touch more in the near future, I'm sure. Cheers --Sage Ross - Online Faciliator, Wikimedia Foundation (talk) 14:19, 4 September 2010 (UTC)

Hi Sage! I just wanted to put in my two cents about this: I think it's actually quite nice that there's a course page on the Public Policy WikiProject that contains content but links out at parts to Brian's Intellectual Property Law WikiProject. This makes this class' course page look similar in formatting to the other participating classes' course pages (thus reducing confusion for newcomers), without overshadowing all the work Brian has already put into the IPLaw WikiProject. Also, I think the assignment timeline is a crucial piece of the course page, and right now that timeline is not as clearly visible on the IPLaw WikiProject main page, probably because the latter already contains a lot of other, important content. Brian: I would also suggest linking some part of the course page directly to your complete class syllabus, but of course this is up to you. Annie Lin (Campus Team Coordinator, Wikimedia Foundation) (talk) 03:52, 5 September 2010 (UTC)

Hi, Brian. Note this list of Wikipedians who can answer students' questions about getting started on Wikipedia, formatting, etc. I added this link to your class's resources page. All the best, -- Ssilvers (talk) 19:55, 17 September 2010 (UTC)

Mentors for your students[edit]

Hi Brian!

Your students are getting active now, and I've seen a bunch of excellent work so far. I was wondering if you think it would be helpful to match up an Online Ambassador as a mentor to each of your students. Since now and the near future seems to be the most useful time for them to get feedback and formatting help, if you think it's a good idea, I could just assign an ambassador to each student. Cheers --Sage Ross - Online Facilitator, Wikimedia Foundation (talk) 19:21, 25 October 2010 (UTC)

course pages[edit]

Hi Brian! I see that you started a course page using the wizard, and also built a new page in your usual format. You're welcome to do as you wish, but since you have a pretty good system already, I'm not sure whether the wizard-built course page will help you much. Should I just list Wikipedia:WikiProject Intellectual Property law 2011 Berkeley as your class's page on the list of courses for this term? --Sage Ross - Online Facilitator, Wikimedia Foundation (talk) 15:10, 25 August 2011 (UTC)

Yep, you're crazy. That's fine with me, though. :) --Sage Ross - Online Facilitator, Wikimedia Foundation (talk) 15:29, 25 August 2011 (UTC)

Anything I can do?[edit]

Hi! I signed on as an online ambassador for this class, before realizing that you're clearly very organized and running a tight ship. Is there any way in which I can help, if you're open to that? sonia♫ 04:00, 12 October 2011 (UTC)

  • Hi. Thanks! What is the best way to tell people to get in touch with you? Many of them are finishing up their articles this weekend (due on Tuesday) and so questions may arise over the next several days, especially.

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See also[edit]

Hey Brian, mind your caps! See WP:MOS and browse until you get to the capitalization rules for headings: only initial capital please. Later, Drmies (talk) 21:55, 29 November 2011 (UTC)

File:District-Arizona.gif listed for deletion[edit]

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Thanks![edit]

Hey, Brian. Thanks so much for updating the information about the students editing Wikipedia for your classroom assignment! JMathewson (WMF) (talk) 20:29, 7 March 2012 (UTC)

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"Assigning Students to Edit Wikipedia"[edit]

Congratulations! Hope all is well on the West Coast. Drmies (talk) 19:03, 23 August 2012 (UTC)

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To create a subpage[edit]

Much easier than you think.

Feel free to experiment in your user space, but the simple thing is to create a page un the same manner as you would an ordinary page, but using the naming convention of a slash between main and sub page. This creates a true sub page.

User:Brianwc/This is a subpage is an example

If you need more help than this, please feel free to ask.

Moving a page to a subpage is simple a matter of using that convention when you make the move Fiddle Faddle (talk) 17:53, 24 October 2012 (UTC)

An example might be User:Timtrent/A good article (ignore the content unless it amuses you, simply see it as an example). Fiddle Faddle (talk) 18:02, 24 October 2012 (UTC)
What will amuse you is that you already have severl subpages: Special:PrefixIndex/User:Brianwc! You knew without knowing that you knew. Fiddle Faddle (talk) 19:41, 24 October 2012 (UTC)

Userfy Wikipedia:WikiProject Cyberlaw 2009 Berkeley[edit]

If you find the page useful for yourself - best to simply move the page to User:Brianwc/Wikipedia:WikiProject Cyberlaw 2009 Berkeley.Moxy (talk) 22:52, 26 October 2012 (UTC)

Share your knowledge?[edit]

If you have any advice for the talk page, or ideas for edits, please assist at WP:Assignments for student editors. Thanks so much! And thanks for all you've done for Wikipedia. Best. Biosthmors (talk) 22:24, 14 December 2012 (UTC)

+courseinstructor[edit]

Hi Brian - I know you're not teaching this semester, but I went ahead and gave you the +courseinstructor userright anyway. It'll let you create course pages using Special:Courses in future semesters if you feel like using the newfangled ones instead of how you've been doing it. (Unrelatedly, I'll be pinging you about some campus-related stuff by email at some point in the near future :)) Kevin Gorman (talk) 23:49, 19 January 2013 (UTC)

Yeah![edit]

Haha I love the text of your new draft page. Totally heard it in your voice. Hope this semester is great! Yeah! JMathewson (WMF) (talk) 18:24, 17 September 2013 (UTC)

You are now officially awesome[edit]

Wikipedia:Student_assignments#Top_10_instructors. Who else is awesome? Please say who is. Thanks. Biosthmors (talk) pls notify me (i.e. {{U}}) while signing a reply, thx 12:31, 6 October 2013 (UTC)

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You're invited! WikiWomen's Edit-a-thon at the University of California, Berkeley[edit]

Saturday, April 5 - WikiWomen's Edit-a-thon at the University of California, Berkeley - You are invited!
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