2014 Write-On Competition Information
Apart from the students who qualify for an automatic Grade-On invitation, students that are ranked in the top 50% may be eligible to participate in the Texas A&M Journal of Real Property Law and Texas A&M Law Review Competition. To be eligible student must have:
a. A grade point average that is within the top 50% of his/her entering class, computed solely on first-year lockstep courses completed at the Law School;
b. Ability to commit a minimum of three (3) consecutive semesters and a minimum of three (3) pass/fail hours to serving on the Texas A&M Journal of Real Property;
c. Must be in good standing with the Law School;
d. No violations of the Law School Student Honor Code;
e. A student must complete all lockstep courses excluding Constitutional Law;
f. Semester Completion; and
i. Students enrolled in the full time program must complete two semesters while enrolled in the full- time program; or
ii. Students enrolled in the part time program must complete four semesters.
g. A student must be ranked in the top 50% of their entering class following the conclusion of the spring semester in which eligibility as defined above is achieved.
Invitations will be sent out to the student's individual Texas A&M issued school email account. Please be sure you meet the other eligibility requirements above. If you receive an invitation and do not meet the requirements above, contact the Editor-in-Chief of the Texas A&M Journal of Real Property Law at email@example.com as soon as possible.
The Competition is a blind write-on exercise that tests candidates on their editing skills and legal writing ability. During their first year, members are part of editing teams that substantively edit, bluebook, and proofread the content that goes into the Texas A&M Journal of Real Property. During their second year, members become senior editors that lead editing teams and serve on various committees (such as the Articles Committee, the Notes Committee, the Marketing Committee, and the Business Committee). Members are also responsible for writing a Note or Comment for possible publication. The Texas A&M Journal of Real Property strongly encourages all current Texas A&M University School of Law first-year students to consider becoming a part of the Journal of Real Property.