1st Year, Part-Time Students Who Would Like to Join Akron Law Review.

This is information for all those first year, part time students who would like to join Akron Law Review

 Here is a reminder of how the process works:  The top 15% of the class automatically earns an invitation to the  Akron Law Review.  The administration will do an internal ranking of the first year part time students after summer grades are submitted.  Those students who are in the top 15% of the part time students will receive an invitation to join the Akron Law Review before the Write On Competition begins.  These rankings are unofficial, so they will not be released or published aside from the invitation to join the Akron Law Review.  If you grade on to the Akron Law Review, you are not required to participate in the Write On Competition. 

All students who have at least a 2.6 cumulative GPA after completing their summer courses, and who have completed at least the first-year program as defined by the School of Law Administration are eligible to participate in the Write On Competition.

 The August Write On Competition will begin August 12 at 8 AM.  It will end at August 19 at 8 AM.


To participate in the Write On Competition, you must enroll in the TWEN Write On Competition- Akron Law Review course available through Westlaw.  Make sure you enroll in the proper course, as there are several Akron Law Review courses on TWEN.  The proper course is the Summer 2011 course listing John Wetmore as the instructor.  If you plan on participating in the August competition, you may enroll in the course immediately and the material will become available on August 11 at 8 AM.


The Write On involves writing a case note from a limited set of references.  Detailed instructions will be available on the TWEN site when the materials are available.  The Akron Law Review looks for students that demonstrate the ability to write and reason well while working on a deadline.  The entire process is anonymous, and no one knows who graded or wrote-on. 


If you have any questions, contact me at jbw27@zips.uakron.edu and I will respond as soon as possible.  Enjoy the rest of your summer.


John Wetmore

Executive Editor

Akron Law Review

Author: Liz Sauders

Manager of Compliance and Technology for The University of Akron School of Law