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 (LLR) 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.  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

WOC Sign-Up e-form

NOTE: USE BLUEBOOK 21ST EDITION TO COMPLETE ALL PARTS OF THE WRITE-ON PACKET

Students participating in the write-on will have 2 options to access the packet:

1) an electronic version

2) a hard copy version

You can select just the electronic option, or both.  The choice is completely up to you.  Hard-copies will be provided free of charge this year in recognition of the fact that many students will not have access to a printer.

  • Pick Up/Download Options Available Starting:

Date: Thursday May 13th

Time: 12:00 PM noon

Place: Security Office for hard copy/Brightspace for electronic version

            **PLEASE BRING AN ID FOR PACKET PICK-UP**

HARD COPY DISTRIBUTION

The packet will include the printed instructions in addition to all of the source materials. An e-form is available via the law review write-on competition webpage for you to fill out. If you would like a printed copy, you MUST fill out this e-form by 11:59 pm on April 30th to ensure that a copy will be made for you.  The form will also ask you if you would like the packet mailed to you via priority mail for $10 (anywhere in the US). If you would like your packet mailed to you, you MUST fill out this e-form and pay $10 by 11:59 on April 30th.

Once you have completed the form, you may pick up your hard copy packet from the LLS Security Office any time after Thursday, May 13th at 12:00 pm noon if you have not requested that it be mailed; this is the same day and time that the electronic distribution will be released. In order to pick up your packet, you MUST bring a form of ID. We are aware that 1L and transfer students do not have student ID cards and therefore we will be accepting any form of identification. Students MUST have completed the form in advance. If you have not completed the form in advance, you will have to proceed with electronic distribution only.

ELECTRONIC COPY DISTRIBUTION

All students electing to compete will have access to the electronic packet that will be available through a Brightspace page. The electronic packet is the exact same as the hard-copy packet.

To access the Brightspace page, you will need to fill out the same e-form required for the hard copy. This form is VERY important for two reasons. First, it is the only way we know to sign you up for the the Brightspace page, as students are unable to register themselves. Our IT department will take the information from this e-form and enroll students so they will be able to access the Write-On Competition page. Second, it is how you will be assigned a packet competition number. This packet competition number will be used to turn in your submission (in lieu of your student ID number). Without a packet competition number, you CANNOT participate in the write-on. Students MUST have a packet competition number to participate, this means ALL students receiving an electronic packet MUST complete the e-form, you cannot have your friend e-mail you a copy of the packet.

You can continue to request an electronic copy even after the competition begins. Students are being given about 11 days, including two full weekends, to complete the write-on. Our assessment is the fully competitive entry can be completed in about 60 hours of work, beginning from the time you first start reading the materials. 

Once on the Brightspace page, there will be a place for you to download the entire packet. This area looks exactly the same as where students typically upload assignments.  Once your submission is completed, you will be required to submit an electronic copy of your write-on submission for plagiarism purposes on this page as well as a copy for each review you wish to try out for.  There is NO requirement to submit any hard copies this year.  The write-on packet will contain step-by-step submission instructions. 

REMINDERS: NO EARLY PICK-UPS.  SOMEONE ELSE MAY PICK UP THE PACKET FOR YOU WITH YOUR STUDENT ID.  ANY COLLABORATION OR CONSULTING OUTSIDE SOURCES WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION FROM THE WRITE-ON COMPETITION.

Submitting your completed entry:

Deadline: Monday, May 24th at 11:59 pm

Location: Online – please see the instructions in the write-on packet for instructions on uploading to Brightspace.

REMINDERS: LATE SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. The competition is designed so that it can be completed within the span of two weekends – about 60 hours.

General information session from March 19, 2021 

Disability Accommodations:

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: write-on@lls.edu 

Final Caveat: This is our 5th year doing electronic distribution. As such, things may change over time. Please make sure to pay attention to your emails for any updates.

After noon on Thursday, May 13, 2021, all questions must be directed ONLY to Professor David Glazier, David.Glazier@lls.edu, copying Colin.Goward@lls.edu.


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