Becoming a Member of the Florida Law Review

Rising second-year students are eligible to participate in the Florida Law Review membership competition, which is given in the early summer after their first year. The competition consists of an essay and a Bluebook exam and is administered through Westlaw’s TWEN system (Florida Law Review 2014 Membership Competition). The password to this year’s TWEN page is: review2014

While some members are selected based on their stellar academic performance, all students, regardless of their class standing, must participate in the competition to receive an invitation to join the Florida Law Review. To maintain the integrity of the selection process, participants’ names are unknown to the selection committee.

Transfer students with four semesters remaining may also participate in a similar competition that is held in the fall.

Once admitted onto the Florida Law Review, members have the primary responsibility of conducting preliminary research edits on articles selected for publication. Additionally, they spend their first year writing a Note, or in-depth legal essay, on a topic of their choice. At the end of the spring semester, many of these Notes are selected for publication in an upcoming issue of the Florida Law Review.

Thank you for your interest in the Florida Law Review. Please direct questions about membership to our Executive Notes & Comments Editor. During the spring semester, the Florida Law Review will conduct orientation meetings to answer questions for anyone interested in becoming a member.

Law Review Information Session:
When: Wednesday, March 19th at 3:00 PM
Where: HOL 285B

Law Review Open House:
When: Wednesday, April 2nd
– Section 3: 10:00 AM
– Section 2: 11:00 AM
– Section 1: 12:00 PM
Where: Law Review Office

Membership Competition Bluebook Exam:
Will be available on Saturday, May 17th and Saturday, May 24th

Membership Competition Essay:
Will be released on Friday, May 30th and must be submitted by Sunday, June 8th

Aubrey Burris
Executive Notes & Comments Editor


Suggested Reading / Exercises:
The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation
The Bluebook Online
LexisNexis Bluebook Citation Workstation

Academic Legal Writing: Law Review Articles, Student Notes, Seminar Papers, and Getting on Law Review

Eugene Volokh

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