Write-On Competition

Students are invited to join the Arizona State Law Journal based on their Write-On Competition score, until 35 total students have accepted invitations. 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. All Write-On candidates are graded anonymously using ASU Exam Numbers.

ScoringThe breakdown for the Write-On competition score is 45% GPA through Spring, 25% closed memo, 25% Bluebook citation quiz, and 5% legal writing grades.

Bluebook Citation QuizThe Bluebook citation quiz will consist of approximately 50 multiple-choice questions. Candidates must have a copy of the 21st edition of The Bluebook legal citation manual and answer each question according to the rules provided within the Bluebook.

Closed-Universe MemorandumDuring 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. Candidates are provided detailed instructions for completing the memorandum.

2024 Competition Information

The 2024 Write-On Competition will take place Monday, May 6, 8:00 AM (MST) to Tuesday, May 7, 5:00 PM (MST).

If this testing date does not work for students, they must email the Write-On Committee Chairs at asujournalwriteon@gmail.com.

An introductory meeting was held on Tuesday, March 12, 2024 via Zoom 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.

You can find the PowerPoint presentation and a recording of the meeting below:

2024 All Journal Information Meeting Slides 

2024 All Journal Information Meeting Recording

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

To participate in the 2024 Write-On Competition, candidates must complete the 2024 Grade Release Form. This form is necessary because each candidate’s GPA and legal writing grades will be a factor in their overall competition score.

The deadline has passed to complete a Grade Release Form. Please contact asujournalwriteon@gmail.com if you have any questions or concerns.