Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA
 

Write-On Competition

To be considered for Law Review or Law Journal membership, students must participate in the Write-on Competition and have completed at least the first-year day, second-year evening, second-year PLEAS/Part-time Day programs or the first year of SCALE. The competition takes place immediately following spring final exams (transfer students should refer to alternate dates below).

  • The 2015 competition has ended for all students who have completed at least the first-year day, second-year evening, second-year PLEAS, second-year part-time day or first-year SCALE programs. Details for the 2016 competition will be made available in April/May 2016. 

The Write-on Competition requires submitting a short paper (maximum seven pages, double-spaced) in response to a closed-universe problem. No outside research is permitted, and students may not consult outside sources. Students will only have access to a downloadable copy of the problem from the Law Review and Law Journal Write-on Competition TWEN page.

All submissions must be submitted through the Law Review and Law Journal Write-on Competition TWEN page. The deadline for submitting a Write-on Competition paper will be strictly enforced. Under no circumstances will the deadline be extended. Neither the Law Review nor the Law Journal are responsible for any difficulties students may face in uploading their submission.

Please direct questions to: Law Review, Law Journal or the Student Affairs Office.



The 2015 competition for Transfer Students begins on Monday, August 10 at 10:00 a.m. and ends on Wednesday, August 12 at 5:00 p.m. All transfer students must complete the competition on these dates. Any transfer students admitted after the competition takes place will not be eligible to write-on for Fall 2015. More information, including selection criteria for both journals, will be sent to students during the summer.