As of 2012, Applicants for three of the four Law Journals at Arizona State will follow a uniform application process, entailing the following:
- a Westlaw account
- a grade release form
- a timed writing assignment
- a Bluebook quiz
- resume (OPTIONAL)
- statement of interest (OPTIONAL but ENCOURAGED)
When & Where?
From there, the Journal evaluates membership by weighing the following categories: GPA, Bluebook, Writing, and Resume/SOI. Grading will be anonymous and each category will be graded independently in order to best ensure fairness.
Offers go out throughout the summer.
Membership is open for 1Ls, 2Ls, and transfers students. We look forward to recruiting roughly 15-20 members depending on pool size, quality, and attrition rates of current membership.
If a transfer student, please contact us directly here for specific information.
In today’s dog-eat-dog market, lawyers must actively distinguish themselves to succeed in attracting both clients and employers. Law Review Membership represents one of the best ways to do this. Like LSAT scores for undergraduate GPA, Law Review Membership can be more important than law school GPA. Law Review signals writing and time management proficiency, two traits very important to the success of a first-year attorney, who must balance a plethora of assignments by largely producing at most, written products.
For incoming 2L Students, SELJ members are required to contribute to the journal in primarily four ways:
- Journal – Cite Check Articles with Bluebook, and Check Page Cite Accuracy
- Conference – Help organize, advertise, and participate.
- Journal – Write Comment/Note on Article
- Blog – Publish 3 Articles a Semester On-Line
To learn more about who SELJ is or what SELJ does, visit the About Us link here.
If you have questions about Westlaw, the writing topic, bluebook, or general procedure, direct them through the appropriate forum on Westlaw. We can respond there, and it ensures anonymity.
If you have questions specific to SELJ, please don’t hesitate to Contact Us here.