Law Reviews Write-On Competition

Law review is one of the most significant and prestigious forums for American legal scholarship. Loyola of Los Angeles Entertainment Law Review (ELR), Loyola of Los Angeles International and Comparative Law Review (ILR), and Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review (Law Review) are student-edited and student-run publications that provide students with intensive research, writing, and editing experiences and that provide for the publication of scholarly writing that contributes to the study of law.

Staff and editors are awarded academic credit on a “Pass/Fail” basis for satisfactory completion of assignments and other responsibilities. Each law review requires staff members to write a case note or comment that may simultaneously qualify to satisfy the School’s upper division writing requirement.

ELR, ILR and LLR select staff members through the annual Write-On Competition. Competitors write an essay of approximately ten pages based on a packet of supplied research materials. This essay is submitted along with the application packet and is reviewed by the current law review editors. You may apply to one, two, or all three of Loyola’s law reviews through this competition. You are encouraged to apply to all three.

Write-On Packet Pick Up and Drop Off Details

NOTE: USE BLUEBOOK 20TH EDITION TO COMPLETE ALL PARTS OF THE WRITE-ON PACKET

Pick Up:
Date: Thursday, May 12, 2016

Time: 11:00am to 6:00pm

Room: F248 - Bridget Klink's Office

 

Student ID and a $20 check payable to Loyola Law School (or LLS) due by May 2, 2016**

This year, for the first time, students participating in the write-on will have 2 options to access the packet:
1) a hard-copy printed packet and
2) an electronic packet. You can select just one option, or both. The choice is completely up to you. 

HARD COPY DISTRIBUTION

**The hard copy packet will provide you with a printed packet for $20. This will include the printed instructions in addition to all of the source materials. By Friday, April 8, 2016, Bridget Klink will be emailing out an e-form for you to fill out. If you would like a printed copy, you MUST fill out this e-form AND PAY $20 AHEAD OF TIME by May 2, 2016. Again, you must pay by money order, cash, or check, paid no later than May 2nd, to Bridget Klink in the law review office, F248. Checks must be made out to LLS. Once you have paid, you may pick up your hard copy packet on May 12th, between the hours of 11 am and 6 pm. This is the same day as electronic distribution will be released so everyone has access to the packets at the same time.  In order to pick up your packet, you must bring your student ID.

ELECTRONIC COPY DISTRIBUTION

The second option is the electronic packet available through a TWEN page. The electronic packet distribution is free. You are not required to print your electronic copy. However, should you choose to do so, you must print it at your own expense. 

 

REMINDERS: NO EARLY PICK-UPS OR LATE PICK-UPS. PACKETS MUST BE PICKED UP ON THE DATE LISTED ABOVE. SOMEONE ELSE MAY PICK UP THE PACKET FOR YOU WITH YOUR STUDENT ID. STUDENTS MUST PAY BY CHECK OR MONEY ORDER PAYABLE TO LOYOLA LAW SCHOOL. ANY COLLABORATION OR CONSULTING OUTSIDE SOURCES WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION FROM THE WRITE-ON COMPETITION.

Drop Off:
Date: Monday, May 23, 2016
Time: 11:00am to 7:00pm
Room: F248 - Bridget Klink's Office

REMINDERS: LATE DROP-OFFS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. SOMEONE ELSE MAY DROP OFF THE PACKET FOR YOU. WE DO NOT ACCEPT E-MAIL SUBMISSIONS.  MAIL-IN PACKETS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY MONDAY, MAY 23, 2016 (U.S.) AND MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE LAW REVIEWS BY FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2016. THE LAW REVIEWS ACCEPT NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR MAIL-IN PACKETS AND CANNOT GUARANTEE RECEIPT OR SIGNATURE.

General information sessions from Wednesday, April 6, 2016, are posted below:

Law Review Information Session (Daytime)

 

If you have additional questions, please e-mail us at: write-on@mailman.lls.edu.

Final Caveat: This is our first year doing electronic distribution.  As such, things may change over time.  Please make sure to pay attention to your emails for any updates.   

 
After 11:00AM on Thursday, May 12, 2016, all questions must be directed ONLY to Professor David Glazier, glazierd@lls.edu

DISCLAIMER: DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS IN THE WRITE-ON PACKET SUPERCEDE ANY INSTRUCTIONS ON THIS WEBPAGE OR IN THE VIDEOS.