Write-On Competition

To apply for Law Review membership, first-year students must participate in the 2023 Write-On Competition, which will be held Saturday, May 6, through Friday, May 12. To be eligible for the Write-On Competition, first-year law students are required to attend the 1L Write-On Information Session on Monday, March 27, at 4:00 pm in the Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom. During the Information Session, first-year law students will learn more about the registration process, hear from all the journals’ Editor-in-Chiefs or Managing Editors, and receive tips on how to prepare for the Write-On Competition.

Students who attended the Information Session may register for the 2023 Write-On Competition between Tuesday, March 28th, and Tuesday, April 11th. Please note that failure to complete and return your registration in full by 11:59 pm CST Tuesday, April 11, will disqualify you from participating in Write-On.

Transfer students and LLM students also have an opportunity to apply for Law Review membership through the Transfer Write-On Competition. The 2023 Transfer Write-On Competition will be held Thursday, August 10, through Wednesday, August 16. Please email writeon@wulaw.wustl.edu to register.

The Write-On Competition consists of three parts. In the first part, students perform technical edits on an unpublished piece of writing to demonstrate their mastery of grammar and Bluebook rules. In the second part, students showcase their writing skills through a case comment, which describes, analyzes, and critiques a court’s decision in a particular case. Finally, as a third component, students write a personal statement expressing their interest in becoming a member of Law Review.

In advance of the Write-On Competition, the Law Review also hosts a variety of information sessions and events throughout the month of April.