Eligibility


Grade-On and Write-On information

  1. Grade-On
    1. Eligibility

Student eligibility requirements to Grade-On to the Law Review include:

  1. 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;
  2. Must be in good standing with the Law School;
  3. No violations of the Law School Student Honor Code;
  4. A student must complete all lockstep courses excluding Constitutional Law; and
  5. Complete the minimum number of semesters:
    1. Students enrolled in the full-time program must complete two semesters while enrolled in the full-time program, or
    2. Students enrolled in the part-time program must complete four semesters.
  1. Invitations
    1. Invitations to join the Law Review through the Grade-On process are extended following the spring semester only.  The Editor-in-Chief extends invitations after the Registrar posts grades for the semester in which the student has completed all first-year lockstep courses and releases the class rankings.
    2. Automatic Grade-On invitations are sent to the top 10% of the class as determined by
      1. Special lists created by the Registrar for determining class rank for publications eligibility that is based on lockstep course grades only, or
      2. The general class rank within the entire class at the end of the appropriate semester for which a student may become eligible to join a student publication.
    3. Additional Grade-On invitations will be offered based on ascending rank until the Law Review receives acceptances equating to 10% of the combined day and evening students as defined above in 1(e).
      1. Students with a class rank below 50% will not be eligible for membership in the Law Review.
      2. For example:  If there are 200 students that have completed all lockstep courses and two full-time semesters or four part-time semesters, twenty (20) students would receive automatic invitations for membership.  If a student declines the invitation, than an invitation would be sent to the student with the next highest rank until a total of 20 Grade-On invitations are accepted.
    4. Grade-On invitation recipients will receive their invitation via email sent to their Texas A&M School of Law email address.
    5. Recipients of invitations to become Law Review candidates have forty-eight (48) hours to accept or decline the invitation from the time the invitation is sent. 
      1. If the recipient fails to accept or decline within the forty-eight (48) hours, it will be deemed a rejection.
      2. If a recipient is deemed to reject the offer per I(2)(e)(i), the recipient must compete in the Write-On competition if they desire to become a member of the Law Review.
  1. Write-On
    1. Eligibility

Student eligibility requirements to Write-On to the Law Review include:

  1. 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;
  2. Must be in good standing with the Law School;
  3. No violations of the Law School Student Honor Code;
  4. A student must complete all lockstep courses excluding Constitutional Law; and
  5. Semester completion
    1. Students enrolled in the full time program must complete two semesters while enrolled in the full-time program, or
    2. Students enrolled in the part time program must complete four semesters.
  6. 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.
  1. Invitations to compete in the Write-On process
    1. After the Law Review and the Journal of Real Property Law complete the Grade-On invitation and acceptance round (10% as defined in I(2)(c)), Write-On invitations will be sent to eligible individuals as defined above.
    2. Recipients will receive their invitation via email sent to their Texas A&M School of Law email address.  The email will contain instructions for completing the Write-On process.
  2. Write-On process
    1. The Write-On process will consist of a Case Note, a technical editing assignment, and a citations editing assignment.  The Case Note and assignments must be completed per the instructions provided or the submission may be disqualified.
    2. All participants will need the current version of The Bluebook, a manual of style (The Law Review recommends the current version of The Red Book), and access to the internet.
    3. The submission will be blind graded by the Law Review Board.  If a student participating in the Write-On process includes identifying information, the submission may be disqualified.
  3. Invitations to participate in the Law Review
    1. The students receiving the highest scores based on the Law Review Board’s blind grading will receive invitations to become a Law Review Candidate. 
    2. Invitations must be accepted no later than the earlier of:
      1. the deadline provided by the Editor-in-Chief in the invitation; and
      2. the new member orientation that is held prior to the fall semester immediately following the invitation.