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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.

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.

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

 

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