Once you have finished your second semester of your first year in law school, the last thing you probably want to do is take on another assignment. However, the write-on assignment to get onto Law Review is a big deal for your legal career.

Law Review is important because membership is elite and and this prestigious group of students often have an advantage over other job applicants once they graduate from law school. Practicing attorneys still mention this badge of honor on their law firm bios and lawyers still talk about their experiences from the journal at their school with other lawyers who may have had the same tasks on their own campus.

Law Review has many ways of admitting students into their journal. Admission packets are generally given to law students right after they complete their finals, and sometimes even before they receive their final exam grades. Sometimes the timing of this poses a hardship on students if the school does not let students know which week they will hand out the packets or if the students are studying abroad during a time when they need to be glued to their laptops for research, writing, and their deadline submission.

The best case scenario for a student is to get an automatic admission, if their school permits this for the students with the highest grades in their class. For those who are not automatically admitted, it is best that they know beforehand what to expect and when to expect it.

Law Review members are usually selected based on Bluebooking exercises, legal citations, and a written document, which may be a memo or a comment. This is where fine-tooth-comb grading comes in and those looking at your submission will catch every little mistake. This includes a hyphen where it does not belong, any improper use of quotation marks, whether a period is incorrectly italicized, and whether your document was saved in the correct format.

Since students are given a limited time to write their submission, they must figure out ways to save time. We recommend that students place tabs within their Bluebooks so that they can easily flip through them with ease.

Since a large portion of your responsibility as a Law Review editor will probably be to check other writers’ citations, your citations are usually the most important thing on your own submission to get onto Law Review.

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