Membership on the University of Richmond Law Review is one of the most prestigious honors that a University of Richmond law student can achieve. Membership is the beginning of a new academic challenge, as students take on new responsibilities as members of the Law School’s premier publication.
The time and commitment demanded of our members culminates into numerous rewards both personally and professionally. University of Richmond Law Review members are exposed to a variety of scholarly writing styles on a regular basis, enabling them to improve and perfect their own writing styles. Members also have the opportunity to interact with the authors and make personal and professional contacts outside the bounds of the Law School. In addition, membership provides the student with the opportunity to author a published piece. Such an opportunity for a student is rare, and publication of an article in the Law Review fulfills a student’s third year writing requirement.
Professionally, the rewards are just as plentiful. Many law firms prefer Law Review members when choosing summer and full-time associates. Similarly, many state and federal court judges require that students who wish to be considered for judicial clerkships in their chambers participate on a scholarly journal. Members of the Law Review secure both state and federal judicial clerkships as well as associate positions in top law firms each year.