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UDC Law Review Activism Meets Scholarship
UDC Law Review
Activism Meets Scholarship


Students become eligible to join UDC Law Review at the end of their full first or second years at UDC Law by participating in a write-on competition that takes place once a year, during the summer.

Writing On

Students who have completed at least thirty hours of coursework and are in academic good standing, as defined by the UDC David A. Clarke School of Law Student Handbook, may attempt to write on. Students typically have two weeks to complete the submission, which consists of a Bluebook exercise, a research exercise, an editing exercise, and a legal essay based on a closed-universe of cases and articles provided by the Law Review staff. The essays are graded anonymously and offers of membership are sent before the start of the Fall semester.

UDC Law Review 2019 Write-On Competition

Click 2019 Write-On Packet (.docx) to download the instructions and answer form for your submission. You may direct any technical questions to Editor-in-Chief Jennell Thomas or Managing Editor Lara Bollinger at; however, you may not ask any substantive questions about the competition. Additionally, should you face technical issues regarding the submission of your document(s), please contact UDC Law's Website Administrator at to ensure confidentiality of the Write-On process.

When you are ready, use the link below to upload your document(s). Before you submit, be sure that your name does not appear anywhere. In addition to entering your Exam ID Number in the submission form, you should include your Exam ID Number within your submitted document(s). You should also update the file name so that it includes your Exam ID Number. Your submission should be identified by your Exam ID Number only. The deadline for submissions is 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, June 2, 2019.

When you are ready, click here to upload your document(s) via the UDC Law website.

For more information, please contact a member of the Editorial Board.


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