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 2012 Membership Competition). 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: Tuesday, March 20th at 12:00 PM
Where: HOL 345
(This session will be taped and posted on TWEN)
Membership Competition Bluebook Exam:
May be taken on either May 12th or May 19th, 2013.
Membership Competition Essay:
Will be released on May 24th, 2013 and must be submitted by June 3rd, 2013.
Executive Notes & Comments Editor
Academic Legal Writing: Law Review Articles, Student Notes, Seminar Papers, and Getting on Law Review