Membership in St. John’s Law Review
is limited to
second-year day and third-year evening students, who compete in a
writing competition at the end of their first or second academic
Students have the opportunity to either grade-on or write-on to
the Law Review. Those who are in the top six percent of
their class are offered membership in the Law Review if
they wrote a competition paper in good faith and have
substantially complied with the competition guidelines.
Alternatively, students who are in the top one-third of their class
are eligible to write-on to the Law Review. At
the completion of the writing competition, all papers meeting the
minimum eligibility requirements will be evaluated by third-year
editors of the Law Review.
In recent years, the number of students who complete the
competition has ranged from 160-200. Of these, between
32 and 35 will be asked to join the Law Review.
Students are not required to stay on campus to complete the
competition. No competitors, however, may discuss the paper
with anyone else. The competition is closed universe, as all
materials will be provided to competitors.
Students who are selected for Law Review membership
will be notified in late June and must be prepared to begin work in