Membership Selection

Journal of Legislation and Public Policy membership is primarily a commitment to advancing the theory and practice of the law. It is a great privilege that connects students with past, present, and future members for years to come, as well as an endeavor that demands time, energy, and mental acuity. The skills and networking opportunities members establish serve them well regardless of the practice area or profession they ultimately enter. Additionally, the opportunity to publish one’s research in the form of a student comment is unparalleled in the law school experience.

Each spring, the Law Review and Journal of Legislation and Public Policy hold a write-on competition to select new members. The application process is anonymous and offers are extended based on a combination of the student’s quality of writing, grades, and citation formatting. From this pool of applicants emerges a diverse membership, comprised of individuals with a variety of professional, educational, and social backgrounds who stand ready to make meaningful and unique contributions to the Journal of Legislation and Public Policy. Members benefit and develop as young lawyers by honing their writing, editing, and analytical thinking skills, as well as through their interactions with their peers and authors throughout the editorial process.

After the Law Review has selected candidates who will be extended offers, the Journal of Legislation and Public Policy then selects its members from all remaining candidates.

Feel free to e-mail the Editor-in-Chief with any further questions, or simply stop by the Legislative Journal’s office in the Journal Suite on the third floor of the library. We look forward to receiving your submissions.