Write-On Information

Texas A&M Law Review Write-On Competition

Apart from the students who qualify for an automatic Grade-On invitation, students that are ranked in the top 50% may be eligible to  participate in the Texas A&M Law Review and Texas A&M Journal of Real Property Law Write-On Competition.  To be eligible students must have:

a. A grade point average that is within the top 50% of his or her entering class, computed solely on first-year lockstep courses completed at the Law School;

b. Ability to commit a minimum of three (3) consecutive semesters and a minimum of three (3) pass/fail hours to serving on the Law Review;

c. Must be in good standing with the Law School;

d. No violations of the Law School Student Honor Code;

e. A student must complete all lockstep courses excluding Constitutional Law; and

f. Semester completion

i. Students enrolled in the full time program must complete two semesters while enrolled in the full-time program, or

ii. Students enrolled in the part time program must complete four semesters.

g. A student must be in the top 50% of their entering class following the conclusion of the spring semester in which eligibility as defined above is achieved.

Invitations will be sent to the student’s Texas A&M school email account.  Please be sure you meet the other eligibility requirements above.  If you receive an invitation and do not meet the requirements above, contact the Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review, at eic@tamulawreview.org as soon as possible. 

The Write-On Competition Assignment consists of three parts: 1) a writing requirement, 2) a technical edit, and 3) a footnote and source edit.  The writing portion of the assignment includes the preparation of a short note (approximately 10-12 pages) based on a closed research universe (i.e., we will provide the only cases/authorities you may cite).

All Write-On Competition materials can be accessed through the Competition's TWEN website; instructions on how to access the TWEN website will be provided in the Write-On invitation. If you have any problems accessing the material or have any further questions regarding the Write-On Competition, please contact Texas A&M Law Review or Texas A&M Journal of Property Law at  TAMULawWriteOn@tamulawreview.org.

If you anticipate participating in the Write-On Competition, please note that you will need to have access to current editions of The Bluebook and a manual of style (e.g. The Redbook). You will also need reliable internet access during the Competition period, and access to a computer with Microsoft Word.