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

Membership

Students become eligible to join UDC Law Review at the end of their full first or second years at UDC Law, either based upon their grades or by participating in a write-on competition. Applications for membership are accepted once a year, during the summer.

Students who are eligible to grade on may also participate in the write-on competition, regardless of their expected or actual grades. No distinction is made within the Law Review staff between students who grade on and those who write on.

Grading 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, are eligible to grade on to the Law Review by exceeding a 3.2 GPA and receiving a final grade of "B" or above in Lawyering Process I and II. Eligible students must submit a membership application and offers of membership are sent before the start of the Fall semester.

UDC Law Review 2018 Grade-On Application

Students who are eligible to grade on must submit the Law Review Grade-On Application (.pdf) to the Law Review's Editor-in-Chief. The deadline for submissions is 11:59 PM on Sunday, July 8, 2018. The Registrar’s Office will verify that applicants meet the grade on requirements, and offers sent by the end of July, 2018.

Writing On

Students who are not eligible to grade on, but 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 2018 Write-On Competition

Click 2018_Write-On_Packet (.pdf) to download the 2018 UDC Law Review Write-On Competition packet. Click 2018_Write-On_Answer_Form (.docx) to download an answer form for your submission. You must use the provided answer form for your submission. You may direct any technical questions to Editor-in-Chief Demetria Themistocles at demetria.themistocle@udc.edu or the Managing Editor Maria Suarez at maria.suarez@udc.edu; however, you may not ask any substantive questions about the competition. Additionally, should you face technical questions regarding the submission of your answer form, please contact UDC Law's Website Administrator at lawwebmaster@udc.edu to ensure confidentiality of the Write-On process.

When you are ready, use the link below to upload your completed answer form. Remember, you must use the answer form provided and your responses to all four sections should be included within this single document. Before you submit, be sure that your name does not appear anywhere in your submission. In addition to entering your Exam ID Number in the submission form, you should include your Exam ID Number within your submitted document. 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, July 8, 2018.

When you are ready, click here to upload your completed answer form via the UDC Law website.

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

 

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