Becoming a Member
Students who meet the eligibility requirements can get on Law Review one of two ways: grades or the writing competition. Students who fall within the top 10% of their class are automatically invited to become member of the Law Review. The class standing determination will be based on the grades received during both the fall and spring semesters of the first year for full-time students and on the first four semesters' grades for part-time students.
Students who are not within the top 10% of their class but are within the top 40% of their class, and who participate in the writing competition, may also be invited to join. Participation in the writing competition is not required for those students who are in the top 10% of their class after completion of the spring semester, but because we cannot determine who is in the top 10% until after spring semester grades are received from the Recorder in July, students are strongly encouraged to participate in the writing competition to protect themselves should they fall from the top 10%. Those who do not participate in the writing competition and who are not in the top 10% will not be considered for Law Review membership.
The writing competition entails the writing of a closed memorandum (approximately six to ten pages) similar to the closed memorandum required in LARC I. No outside research will be allowed or required for the competition; the necessary cases and statutory materials will be provided. Writing competition packets will be made available to students after the conclusion of spring finals.
If you have any questions about Law Review membership, please contact Erica Drew, Editor-in-Chief, firstname.lastname@example.org, or (317) 274-4039.