Students may receive offers to join the UDC Law Review staff by grading on and/or writing on.
Students who have completed at least thirty hours of coursework and are in good standing, as defined by the UDC David A. Clarke School of Law Student Handbook, are eligible to grade on to the law review by exceeding a 3.2 GPA and receiving a “B” final grade in Lawyering Process I and II. Offers of membership to students who grade on are sent before the start of the Fall semester. Students who are eligible to grade on may also participate in the write-on competition, regardless of their expected or actual grades. No distinction is made within the Law Review staff between students who grade on and those who write on.
Students who are not eligible to grade on to the law review may attempt to write on. Materials for the write-on competition are posted on this page at the end of the Spring semester. Students typically have two weeks to complete the submission, which consists of a Bluebook exercise, an editing exercise, and a legal essay based on a closed-universe of cases and articles provided by the Law Review staff. The essays are graded anonymously and offers of membership to students who write on are sent before the start of the Fall semester.
Just to be clear, I emailed the Law Review back in April:
Will part-time 1L's be eligible to grade on to law review?The answer:
If you have completed LP I and II then you will be eligible to grade on law review as a part-time 1L, rising 2L. Thanks for your question.