Membership in Law Review

  • Membership in the Law Review is among the highest honors and responsibilities that a student can receive in law school. Members develop their skills in legal research, writing, analysis, editing, and publishing.

    There are three ways to obtain membership, summarized here:

    1. Class rank: Law Review invitations are offered to approximately 20 students in their second and third years whose grades place them at the top of their classes.

    2. Legal writing class rank: Invitations are given to the students who receive the top two grades from each Legal Research and Writing class section, provided those grades are A- or better. The grades are determined by cumulative point total of raw scores across all semesters of Legal Research and Writing, regardless of how grades are distributed throughout the year or semesters.

    3. Write-on competition: Invitations are offered to students who demonstrate excellent writing and analytical skills in this annual writing competition.

    For more information and the exact wording on how membership is conferred, please refer to the Law Review Constitution, most recently updated in February, 2015.

    The Law Review is managed by an Executive Board of nine editors. The Law Review is also comprised of an Associate Board of eight editors, and between 25 and 35 staff members.