There are three ways that Lewis & Clark Law School students can join Animal Law Review.
Grading On: Each year Animal Law, Environmental Law, and Lewis & Clark Law Review invite students who finish their first year in the top 10-15% of their class to join a law review of their choice. The exact percentage of students that will receive offers based on their class rank will range from year to year, depending on staffing needs and the size of the eligible class.
Writing On: A number of students are invited to join each of the three law reviews each year based on their performance in a joint summer writing competition. Outside of the Registrar’s confirmation that competition participants meet the 2.3 GPA minimum requirement, the applicant’s GPA is not considered in the writing competition. Students’ preferences as to which law review they would like to join are considered but not guaranteed. Please click here for more information.
Volunteer Source Checking: Animal Law Review offers a unique experience by allowing students to join and help source check articles in their first year of law school. This is a great opportunity for first year students to gain legal research and citation experience. In the fall of each year, Animal Law Review holds a source checking and editing competition to determine who will be invited to work on the law review during the spring semester on a volunteer (not for academic credit) basis. A number of these students will then be invited to join the staff as Associate Editors the following year due to their outstanding performance as source checkers.
Those invited to join Animal Law Review will serve as source checkers for the fall and spring semesters. These source checkers will receive shorter assignments than other ALR members throughout both semesters, because they will not be eligible for academic credit. Those who perform well as source checkers during the academic year may be invited to return to ALR next year as Associate Editors.
You may download the exercise materials here:
The exercise must be completed and submitted no later than Monday September 15th, at 12:00pm. Please contact ALR’s Editors in Chief (Carla Edmondson and David B. Rosengard) with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Please note: 1L students are not eligible to join ALR as volunteer source checkers during the fall semester. 1Ls will be given the opportunity to complete a different source checking exercise later this semester, providing an opportunity to join as volunteer source checkers for the spring semester. The current opportunity is open to students, whether transfer or returning, who have completed their 1L year.
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