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
Date: Thursday, May 16, 2019
Time: 12 noon to 6:00pm
Room: Information Center, Burns, 1st floor
Student ID and a $20 payment (online credit card or check payable to Loyola Law School (or LLS) due by May 10, 2019 **Most will have PAID online by May 10, 2019.
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. On Wednesday, Apr 10, 2019, Bridget Klink will be emailing out an e-form for you to fill out whether you want an e-copy or printed copy. If you would like a printed copy, you MUST fill out this e-form AND PAY $20 AHEAD OF TIME by May 10, 2019. Again, you must pay by check, credit card or cash no later than May 10th. Checks must be made out to LLS. Once you have paid, you may pick up your hard copy packet on Thursday, May 16th, between the hours of noon 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 (unless you're only using the election version and not requesting a printed copy for late pick-up). 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 CREDIT CARD, CHECK OR CASH PAYABLE TO LOYOLA LAW SCHOOL (OR LLS). ANY COLLABORATION OR CONSULTING OUTSIDE SOURCES WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION FROM THE WRITE-ON COMPETITION.
Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Time: 1:00 to 7:00pm
Room: Faculty Support Services, Burns, 3rd floor room 320
LLS Security office will accept WOC packets early up until Tuesday, May 28th at 1:00pm. After 1:00pm, bring your WOC packet to B320 (Faculty Support Services).
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 TUESDAY, MAY 28, 2019 (U.S.) AND MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE LAW REVIEWS BY FRIDAY, MAY 31, 2019. THE LAW REVIEWS ACCEPT NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR MAIL-IN PACKETS AND CANNOT GUARANTEE RECEIPT OR SIGNATURE.
General information sessions from 2018 and 2019 are posted below (2019 day meeting will be posted shortly after April 9):
- 2018 (day) * Law Review Information Session (audio)
- 2019 (evening) * Law Review Information Session (audio)
Loyola Law School complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended. Specifically, we provide reasonable accommodations to meet the needs of individual students. Students must follow the Law School's Accommodation Request Procedure.
If you have a temporary or permanent disability that may require reasonable accommodation including the WOC, we encourage you to request accommodations as early as possible to enable timely implementation of any approved requests. Please see the Law School's policy and procedures by clicking the link below: https://my.lls.edu/studentaffairs/disabilityaccommodations
If you have additional questions, please e-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Final Caveat: This is our 3rd year doing electronic distribution. As such, things may change over time. Please make sure to pay attention to your emails for any updates.
DISCLAIMER: DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS IN THE WRITE-ON PACKET SUPERCEDE ANY INSTRUCTIONS ON THIS WEBPAGE OR IN THE VIDEOS.