Law Review

Successful participation in Law Review can be considered one of the highest accomplishments of your academic career.

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Since Law Review is often referred to as a gold standard in producing top-flight lawyers, legal employers readily seek graduates who were trained through it. Law Review is viewed as a credential that distinguishes its participants by the following:

  • Strong scholarship
  • Analytical skill
  • Motivation
  • Dedication
  • Teamwork
  • Work ethic

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Academic Opportunities

Join our tight-knit community. We are committed to working individually and collectively to achieve excellence in legal scholarship. Under the guidance of the law faculty, Law Review writers and staff members have the opportunity to:

  • Deepen their understanding of discrete areas of law through research and writing
  • Participate in the leadership and management of the organization
  • Develop analytical, research, and writing skills through writing notes and comments
  • Edit and publish scholarly writings such as articles, essays, and lectures by members of the legal profession and academy, as well as student-written pieces

Benefits

  • Perform better academically through your experience with Law Review. Skills honed in both endeavors complement each other
  • Be challenged to reach your full potential in legal thinking, researching, writing, and editing
  • Optimize your bar passage possibilities. Liberty University School of Law graduates who participated in Law Review have a 97% bar passage rate on their first attempt.
  • Invest in your career. Participation in Law Review often is a requisite for the most sought-after positions after law school

Participation

Participation in the Law Review is limited to an exclusive group of students who achieve and maintain academic excellence and demonstrate an ability to analyze and write well.  

  • If you rank in the top five percent of your class after the spring semester of the first year of law school you are eligible to become a candidate for Law Review.
  • If you are not in the top five percent of your class but still achieve a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.0 after the spring semester of the first year, you are encouraged to compete in the Write-On Competition to join Law Review. 
    • The Law Review’s Executive Board reviews all of the writing submissions to determine which students have the base-level writing ability that will allow that student to strive for excellence as a member of Law Review.
    • Once the Board determines which students have the skills needed to be part of the elite Law Review team, the Board offers these exceptional students a candidate position on Law Review.
    • Once a candidate successfully completes one semester of service to Law Review, that student is promoted to junior staff member. Junior staff members are later eligible to compete for senior leadership positions on Law Review ranging from senior staff to editor-in-chief.

Get Involved

Submissions

The Liberty University Law Review invites you to submit well-written articles, essays, and book reviews that promote the Christian intellectual tradition by drawing upon legal, historical, philosophical, and theological sources. Manuscripts should be formatted in Microsoft Word and emailed to the Law Review.

Footnotes should conform to The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation.

The Law Review acknowledges the receipt of submitted manuscripts but assumes no responsibility for the return of submissions, and the Law Review retains the right to determine the final form of each article.


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