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 of law school.  In addition, membership provides students with the opportunity to author a published piece. Such an opportunity 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 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.


The University of Richmond Law Review competition consists of a hybrid format of “grade-on” eligibility and “write-on” eligibility, according to the formula outlined below. Only first year students are eligible for participation in the spring/summer competition. Only second year transfer students are eligible for participation in the fall competition. Regardless of their classification as “grade-on” …

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Open Bluebook

Spring 2014 Competition Schedule

Bluebook Exam The Bluebook Exam  begins on  Friday, March 28th and is due on  Monday, March 31st.  The Exam may be picked up anytime from 4:00pm-8:00pm on the 28th and must be turned in between 9:00am and 5:00pm on the 31st. Casenote The Casenote Competition will have two options: 1. Pick-up on Monday, May 12th …

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