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.

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:
Wednesday, March 18 at noon in room 355B or
Thursday, March 26 at 3 p.m. in room 345

Bluebook Help Session:
Tuesday, March 31 at noon in room 285B

Law Review Open House:
When: Tuesday, April 7
– Section 1: 11:00-11:50 a.m.
– Section 2: 1:00-1:50 p.m.
– Section 3: 9:00-9:50 a.m.
Where: Law Review Office

Membership Competition Bluebook Exam:
Will be available on Saturday, May 16th and Saturday, May 23rd

Membership Competition Essay:
Will be released on Friday, May 29th and must be submitted by Sunday, June 7th at 5:00 p.m.

Executive Notes & Comments Editor:
Laura Liles

Suggested Reading / Exercises:
The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation
The Bluebook Online
LexisNexis Bluebook Citation Workstation
Strunk & White, The Elements of Style
Eugene Volokh, Academic Legal Writing
Richard C. Wydick, Plain English for Lawyers

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