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Apr 18, 2016

Welcome back! Today we are discussing the Law Review write-on competition and why you should (or shouldn't) participate. We've also got tips for success, should you decide you want to do it.

In this episode we discuss:

  • The variety of "law reviews" of different types
  • Who has to do the writing competition, typically
  • Alison and Lee share their law review experiences
  • Why you may want to do law review and why it can be important for your career (and why you might not want to!)
  • The basics of the writing competition
  • How to prepare for the writing competition
  • Why you need a Bluebook (and need to be familiar with it)
  • Why citations make a difference
  • What the graders are looking for, and how you can make them happy
  • What you should do when you get your law review writing competition packet
  • The importance of backing up your work
  • How to handle the diversity essay


Thanks for listening!

If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on iTunes. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website ( 

Enjoy! And best of luck with the writing competition.

Alison & Lee