After Grade-On invitations are accepted or declined, students are invited to join Journal based on their Write-On Competition score, until 32 total students have accepted invitations (including Grade-On and Write-On Candidates). The Write-On Competition is held immediately following the end of the Spring semester and consists of a closed-universe memorandum and a Bluebook citation manual quiz.
During the Write-On Competition, candidates will be required to write a memorandum based on the information provided, including a set of facts and legal authorities. The memorandum should ONLY include the following four sections: Issue(s) Presented, Brief Answer(s), Discussion, and Conclusion. Detailed instructions for completing the memorandum will be given.
Bluebook Citation Quiz:
The Bluebook citation quiz will consist of approximately 50 multiple-choice questions. Candidates must have a copy of The Bluebook legal citation manual and must answer each question according to the rules provided within the Bluebook.
The breakdown for the write-on competition score is 45% GPA, 25% written problem, 25% Bluebook quiz, and 5% legal writing grades.
The 2017 Write-On Competition will run from Monday, May 8th, 2017 at 8 am — Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 at 5 pm.
Law Journal Informational Meetings:
There will be an introductory meeting during the spring semester, on January 24th, from 12 to 1:15 pm. This meeting will provide interested students with a general overview of what being on a Journal is all about, why it is such a great opportunity, and what sort of involvement it requires. Lunch will be not provided.
Anyone who wants to apply for a position on a Law Journal MUST attend the mandatory meeting on March 14th, from 12:15 to 1:15 pm, which will be held in the Great Hall. This meeting will provide students with more detail about the Write-On competition. In addition, students must turn in their signed Grade Release form that day.
Any questions regarding the write-on competition can be emailed to the Write On Committee.
Click here for a PDF containing the information shared at the first all-journal information meeting.
Grade Release: To participate in the 2017 Write-On Competition, candidates must sign and deliver the grade release form to Luci Davis at the mandatory meeting on Tuesday, March 14. If candidates do not have the form at the meeting, they must turn it in to Luci by Wednesday, March 15 at 6:30 PM. The form is necessary because each candidate’s GPA and legal writing grades will be a factor in their overall competition score. Please print the form and bring it to the meeting.