Membership in St. John’s Law Review is limited to
second-year day and third-year evening students, who compete in a
writing competition at the end of their first or second academic
Students have the opportunity to either grade-on or write-on to
the Law Review. Those who are in the top six percent of
their class are offered membership in the Law Review if
they wrote a competition paper in good faith and have
substantially complied with the competition
guidelines. Alternatively, students who are in the top
one-third of their class are eligible to write-on to the Law
Review. At the completion of the writing competition, all
papers meeting the minimum eligibility requirements will be
evaluated by third-year editors of the Law Review.
In recent years, the number of students who complete the
competition has ranged from 160-200. Of these, between 32 and
35 will be asked to join the Law Review.
Students are not required to stay on campus to complete the
competition. No competitors, however, may discuss the paper with
anyone else. The competition is closed universe, as all
materials will be provided to competitors.
Students who are selected for Law Review membership
will be notified in late June and must be prepared to begin work in