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.
1. 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. 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 21st 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 through Spring, 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 be held twice, of which students must choose their preferred testing date:
Exam 1: Monday, May 11 at 8:00AM to Tuesday, May 12 at 5:00PM
Exam 2: Friday, May 15 at 8:00AM to Saturday, May 16 at 5:00PM
If neither of the above testing dates work for students, they must email the Write-On Committee Chairs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students wanting to participate in the Write-On Competition must fill out the Exam Selection Form HERE by May 7th at 11:59PM to indicate which Exam they will be taking.
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 12:00 PM, which will be held via Zoom. This meeting will provide students with more detail about the Write-On Competition.
Please use this link to access the meeting.
Click HERE to view the updated grading criteria for each journal.
Any questions regarding the write-on competition can be emailed to the Write On Committee.
Grade Release: To participate in the 2020 Write-On Competition, candidates must complete the ONLINE grade release form by Friday, April 3. The form is necessary because each candidate’s GPA and legal writing grades will be a factor in their overall competition score.