The Washington University Law Review encourages all first-year students to apply for a position with the Law Review as a Staff Editor.
In order to be considered for a position with the Washington University Law Review, all students must participate in a write-on competition. Each year a write-on competition is hosted for rising second-year students immediately following the end of the spring semester. A competition is also hosted in August for students transferring to Washington University School of Law.
Members of the Washington University Law Review must plan to be enrolled in the Washington University J.D. program for at least three semesters after joining the publication. Of those three semesters, members must commit to spending at least one complete academic year (one fall semester followed by one spring semester) in St. Louis. This commitment is required so that members are able to meet the editing and Note-writing obligations required of all Staff Editors.
Members of the Washington University Law Review earn one class credit per semester that is served on the publication. After one academic year of working as a Staff Editor, a student may be considered for a position on the Editorial Board. Staff Editors who are not selected to the Editorial Board continue to serve the publication as Senior Editors.
If you have questions about membership, please contact Editor in Chief Carolyn Aiken at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Write-On Competitions are organized by the Write-On Committee; the Committee is the final arbiter of all policies and procedures surrounding the competition. The Committee can be reached at email@example.com.