Law Review membership is first and foremost 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 demanding of 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 holds a write-on competition to select new members. The write-on competition is highly competitive, and of all applicants, offers are extended to approximately thirty-six students who have completed their first year of law school.
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 law school’s oldest academic journal. 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.
Information on membership selection is provided to all interested students in the write-on competition information packets which are distributed during informational session(s) and/or on the competition website.