Members are selected each year from among the law students who have completed their first year of full-time or second year of part-time studies at the law school. Law Review members are selected based either on their rank after final exams or on their performance in the Write-on Competition.
Changing your status may affect your eligibility to be invited to Law Review. Students are not eligible for selection to Law Review by virtue of their grade point averages until they have completed either their first year of full-time study or their first two years of part-time study. Thus, a student who changes their status during their first or second year may only be eligible for Law Review by participating in the Write-on Competition.
Students transferring into Western New England School of Law are eligible for Law Review membership through participation in the Write-on Competition.
Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher after final exams to be eligible for Law Review membership through participation in the Write-On Competition. If you are unsure whether your cumulative GPA will be a 3.0 at the start of the Write-on Competition, you may still complete the competition; however, any submissions by students with less than a 3.0 will not be considered.
The Write-on Competition has two components—the first involves Bluebook citation exercises and the second involves writing a case comment.
In the spring, you must enroll in the TWEN course titled “Law Review Write-on Competition.” All Write-on Competition documents and submissions will be uploaded to TWEN.
The Write-on Competition for spring 2021 will adhere to the following schedule:
- May 22, 2021: Bluebook portion of Write-On Competition opens
- May 29, 2021: Bluebook portion of Write-On Competition closes
- May 30, 2021: Case Comment portion of Write-On Competition opens
- June 13, 2021: Case Comment portion of Write-On Competition closes
No exceptions will be made with respect to deadlines. Late submissions will not be considered.
The Law Review typically hosts a series of informational sessions and a Bluebook/Case Comment Workshop in the middle of the spring semester in order to address any questions with regard to the Write-on Competition and joining the Law Review overall.
The spring 2021 informational Write-On Workshop will take place on Friday, May 14 at 6:00 PM (RSVP required through TWEN).
Please check back to this page for updates or contact the Volume 44 Executive Board with any questions:
Editor-In-Chief: Kathleen M. Loubier, EditorInChief.WNE@gmail.com
Managing Editor: Meaghan E. Collins, Managing.Ed.WNE@gmail.com
Senior Note Editor: Kenneth J. Stratton, SeniorNote.Ed.WNE@gmail.com
Senior Articles Editor: Victoria A. Thomas, WNEArticlesEditor@gmail.com