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Eligibility Criteria

Students who have completed 20 credit hours with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above and who have a grade of 3.0 or above in Research and Writing are invited, by the Law Review, to enroll in Scholarly Writing – a two-credit honors writing class. Upon completion of Scholarly Writing with a “B” or better, students are invited to apply for positions on the Law Review.

Students who have completed 20 credit hours with a cumulative GPA of 2.75 to 2.99 and who have a grade of 3.0 or above in Research and Writing are eligible to compete in the Write-On Competition.

The Write-On Competition

The Write-On Competition offers students who would otherwise be ineligible for membership to participate in the Scholarly Writing class and demonstrate their ability to become a member of Law Review. To participate in the Write-On Competition, students must have:
  1. A cumulative GPA of 2.75-2.99;
  2. A “B” or better in Research and Writing;
  3. Completed at least 20 credit hours.
Students who have a 3.0 or better cumulative GPA after completing 20 hours and have received a “B” or better in Research and Writing are automatically eligible for Scholarly Writing and need not participate in the Write-On Competition.

The Write-On Competition will involve drafting a closed memorandum that includes footnotes that comply with the Nineteenth Edition of the Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation.
If the Thomas M. Cooley Law Review Board accepts the student's memorandum, they will receive an invitation to enroll in Scholarly Writing, which is a necessary, but not sufficient, condition for entry onto Law Review. The student must then obtain a "B" or better in Scholarly Writing to be eligible for membership on the Law Review. Successful completion of Scholarly Writing in no way guarantees a position on Law Review.

If you are interested in participating in the Write-On Competition or would like more information, email the Managing Editor, Laurel Romanella at romanellal@cooley.edu.

Law Review Policy Manual

For more information about the organization's policies and positions, please view the Policy Manual.
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Ric Tombelli,
Apr 13, 2012, 2:45 PM
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