Writing Competition

Writing Competition Overview

To join one of the University of Miami School of Law’s journals, students can participate in the Law Review Writing Competition. For the Writing Competition, students use a substantial packet of source material, provided by the University of Miami Law Review, to write an in-depth academic article. Articles will be scored on the basis of writing ability, legal analysis, and Bluebooking skills.

Each participant must complete the casenote in compliance with the School of Law’s Honor Code. Anyone violating the Honor Code may be reported to the Honor Council for sanctions, including but not limited to disqualification from the writing competition or removal from the Law Review.

Membership on the University of Miami Law Review is prestigious, and competition for a spot on the Law Review is accordingly difficult. The Writing Competition provides students in the top 33.3% of their class or section the opportunity to compete for a position on the University of Miami Law Review. Students must have also attended a law journal symposium to be eligible. More information on obtaining Membership on the University of Miami Law Review can be found here.

Note that all University of Miami School of Law students are eligible to write on to the School of Law’s other journals through the Writing Competition. For more information regarding the other journals, please see this memorandum.

The 2019 Writing Competition

The information packet will be made available after registration opens. Dates for the 2019 Writing Competition are below. Please note, late entries will not be accepted.

  • Competition Registration: Wednesday, June 19 at 12:00 PM to Wednesday, June 28 at 5:00 PM
  • Competition Opens: Friday, June 28 at 10:00 AM (printed packets available for pick-up until 7:00 PM)
  • Competition Closes: Friday, July 5 at 5:30 PM
  • Announcement of Winners: Thursday, July 11

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