Applicants are eligible to apply for membership with a 3.0 grade or higher in Research and Writing; a 3.0 cumulative GPA at the time of applying; a 3.0 grade or higher in Scholarly Writing, and a Bluebook test score of 65 or above.
II. Law Journal Participation
If an applicant is a member of the Law Journal Board or holds a position higher than an associate, the applicant is ONLY eligible to apply for a Law Review Associate Editor position. If the applicant holds an associate position for another publication, the applicant may only apply for a Law Review Associate Editor or Assistant Editor position.
All applicants must interview for membership; professional attire is required. For each desired position, the applicant is evaluated based on skills, experience, work and education history, and time availability to determine if the applicant can valuably contribute to the Law Review and successfully perform the duties and responsibilities required for the position. In addition, the following factors are considered:
- Bluebook test score.
- Timely submission of Scholarly Writing assignments (i.e. Bluebook test, membership application).
- Research and Writing grade.
- Applicant’s reasons for seeking Law Review membership.
- Value added by the applicant to the Law Review and to the desired position(s).
- Overall interview and presentation including candid and thorough responses,eye contact, preparation, and communication skills.
In-person interviews are strongly preferred. However, if the applicant cannot interview in person, permission for a telephone interview must be secured from the Managing Editor by the date specified. If the interview is conducted by phone, the applicant may ONLY apply for an Associate Editor position. The applicant should be aware of and prepare for the challenges presented by a telephone interview.
The Voting Board of Editors will evaluate and vote on each applicant. A majority vote is required for an applicant to be selected for Law Review membership or for a specific position. The Managing Editor will notify applicants of interview results via email. If the applicant has not completed Scholarly Writing, membership is contingent on the applicant receiving a 3.0 grade or higher.
For more information about the Law Review, please review the Policy Manual (pdf) and Application. If you have any questions about the interview process, please contact Laurel Romanella, at firstname.lastname@example.org.