Membership to the Michigan State Law Review is limited to second- and third-year students at the law college who have completed the first-year curriculum, achieved a GPA of at least a 3.0, and successfully complete the competition casenote.
Upon completion of the 1L year, eligible students who are interested in joining the Law Review must write a competition casenote and complete an article editing assignment. Students writing the casenote are provided all of the required and necessary sources to write a substantive casenote on the provided legal topic. The article editing assignment requires the student to complete above- and below-the-line edits of a portion of a simulated Law Review article. Any student with a 3.85 GPA or above may waive the casenote requirement, however the article editing assignment must still be completed.
Potential candidates for the Law Review must have at least four semesters of study remaining at the East Lansing campus. Transfer students interested in joining the Law Review may do so provided that they meet the academic eligibility requirements and write a competition casenote. Interested transfer students should contact our Senior Notes Editor, Jacqueline Clarke, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Dual degree students may also join the Law Review, provided that they meet the academic eligibility requirements and have at least four semesters of study in the law college.