Write-On Competition

Write-On Competition

After Grade-On invitations are accepted or declined, students are invited to join the Arizona State Law Journal based on their Write-On Competition score, until 35 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 has two components, a closed-universe memorandum and a Bluebook citation quiz.

1. Closed-Universe Memorandum

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.

2. Bluebook Citation Quiz

The Bluebook citation quiz will consist of approximately 50 multiple-choice questions. Candidates must have a copy of the 20th edition 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% closed memo, 25% Bluebook citation quiz, and 5% legal writing grades.

All Write-On Candidates are graded anonymously using ASU Exam Numbers.

2020 Write-On Competition Information

The 2020 Write-On Competition will run from Monday, May 11 at 8:00 AM to Tuesday, May 12 at 5:00 PM.

Law Journal Informational Meetings

An introductory meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 12 at 12:15 PM in the Great Hall to 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.

Click here for a PDF containing the information shared at the first all-journal information meeting.

Mandatory Write-On Informational Meeting

Anyone who wants to apply for a position on a Law Journal MUST attend the mandatory meeting on Monday, March 30 at 12:15 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 should turn in their signed Grade Release form that day.

Any questions regarding the write-on competition can be emailed to the Write On Committee.

Necessary Documents

Grade Release: To participate in the 2020 Write-On Competition, candidates must sign and deliver the grade release form to Nathan Lilly and/or Caitlin White at the mandatory meeting on Monday, March 30. If candidates do not have the form at the meeting, they must turn it in to Nathan and/or Caitlin by Friday, April 3 at 5:00 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.