Membership in the Seton Hall Legislative Journal is limited to second and third year law students who are selected on the basis of their performance on an annual writing competition coupled with their GPA. Seton Hall Law School students who are interested in joining the Legislative Journal must participate in the write-on competition at the end of their 1L year.
All members are selected based on a combination of their grades and their write-on competition scores. The competition requires students to describe and analyze a recent U.S. Supreme Court or Court of Appeals decision. The current members and editors grade each submission focusing on the author’s style, substance, citations, conclusion, and spelling grammar and punctuation.
In recent years, the number of students who complete the competition has ranged from 100 to 175. Of these, between 15 and 30 students will be asked to join the Legislative Journal. Students involved in the competition will be notified of the results in late July. Those students who are selected to join the Legislative Journal must return to the law school towards the end of the summer for orientation.