Law Review Write-On Competition begins Friday, March 29

Students with a cumulative law school GPA of 2.6 or higher may compete for a position on the Akron Law Review if they do not receive an invitation based upon their grades alone.

The Akron Law Review Write-On Competition will begin on Friday, May 29 at 9:00am. You will download the course on TWEN, where you will find instructions, the prompt, and sources, as this is a closed research competition. Anyone with questions should email the Executive Editor of Student Writing Sean Steward at

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Law Review Information Session – Thursday, April 17th – 12:15pm – 1:00pm

The Akron Law Review will hold an information session for all prospective 1L and 2L students Thursday, April 17 from 12:15 – 1:00 in West 206. The session will discuss the Akron Law Review in general, and it will introduce the write-on competition that will start after finals. If anyone has questions please email the Executive Editor of Student Writing, Bryan Meek, at

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The second and final write-on competition for the Akron Law Review is scheduled to begin on August 16th at 8:00 a.m. and to conclude on August 23rd at 11:59 p.m.

Who Can Compete?

  • Any full-time student who did not submit a write-on during the first write-on competition, and has a 2.60 GPA or higher, is eligible to compete. [If you downloaded the prompt during the first write-on, but did not submit a paper, you are still eligible to compete.]
  • Any part-time student who has successfully completed their first year, as defined by the administration, and has a 2.60 GPA or higher, is eligible to compete. [The top 15% of part-time students automatically grade-on.]

*Due to the decreased time frame for the second write-on, there will be a different prompt to accommodate the shorter time period students will have.

We cannot stress enough the importance of becoming a member of the Law Review.  As was evidenced in the On-Campus Interview packet, firms, judges, and employers in general are looking for or expect students to be on Law Review.  More importantly, due to changes made by this year’s board, the time commitment on Law Review will be much more manageable, allowing students to complete higher quality notes and/or comments that are eligible for publication.

If you have any questions, please contact Casey Davis, Editor-in-Chief, at or contact Julianna Clark, Executive Editor of Student Writing, at

We hope you will become a member of the Akron Law Review!


Casey Davis
Editor-in-Chief, 2013-2014 Akron Law Review

Julianna Clark
Executive Editor of Student Writing, 2013-2014 Akron Law Review

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Akron Law Review Information Session – Monday, April 22nd at 12:15pm

The Akron Law Review will be holding an information session on Monday, April 22nd at 12:15pm in room L-167. This information session will provide students with some guidance and advice from Professors Cravens and Thomas on how to effectively write a note or comment for the upcoming write-on competition. Please attend this information session if you are interested in becoming a member of the Akron Law Review.

Contact Casey Davis ( or Julianna Clark ( if you have any questions.

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Part-time students wishing to compete in the Law Review’s August Write-On Competition

The 2012 Write-On Competition for part-time students will begin Monday, 8/13/2012, at 8 AM.  Instructions for the Write-On Competition and a hypothetical will be available for you to pick up at that time on TWEN.  This competition is open only to those part-time students who completed their first-year program during this summer. You will have until Monday, 8/20/2012, at 8 AM to submit your response.  Late submissions will not be graded or considered for a position on the Law Review. 

 To participate in the Write-On Competition, you will need to have extended your Westlaw password for the summer session in order to have TWEN access.  To access the Write-On Competition course, you will need only to add a course to your TWEN page the same way in which you do for your regular classes.  This course is currently activated on TWEN should you wish to join now, but the competition’s hypothetical and instructions will not appear until Monday at 8 AM.  If you have not extended your Westlaw password for the summer, please email me at, and I can coordinate a way to email the instructions and the hypothetical to you on the day the Write-On Competition begins. 

Please remember that the Write-On Competition is open only to those law students who have attained at least a 2.6 cumulative grade point average and have completed at least the first-year program as defined by the administration of the School of Law.

Students wishing to join the Law Review who rank in the top fifteen (15) percent of their class after completing the first-year program will be automatically invited to join the Law Review.  As such, those students ranking in the top fifteen percent of their class are not required to compete in the Write-On Competition in order to receive an invitation.

If you have any questions regarding the Write-On Competition, please email me at

Thank you,

Ryan Doringo

Executive Editor, 2012-13 Akron Law Review

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