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.
Scoring. The 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 Quiz. The 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 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. Candidates are provided detailed instructions for completing the memorandum.
2023 Competition Information
The 2023 Write-On Competition will take place Monday, May 8, 8:00 AM (MST) to Tuesday, May 9, 5:00 PM (MST). If this testing date does not work for students, they must email the Write-On Committee Chairs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
An introductory meeting was held on Thursday, February 16, 2023 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:
Journal Membership Overview: An overview of Law Journal membership.
Any questions regarding the write-on competition can be emailed to the Write On Committee.
To participate in the 2023 Write-On Competition, candidates must complete the 2023 Grade Release Form by Monday, April 10, at 11:59 PM (MST). The form is necessary because each candidate’s GPA and legal writing grades will be a factor in their overall competition score.