Potential Members

     The Rutgers Law Journal is the law review for the Rutgers University School of Law at Camden and, as such, it is the oldest and most distinguished journal at Rutgers-Camden. The Journal is comprised of second- and third-year law students who have distinguished themselves through their superior academic records and  strong writing ability to be among the best students in their class. For a full description of the Journal, please visit About the Journal.

     Membership on the Rutgers Law Journal brings many benefits. Legal employers, including law firms and judges, often look for Journal membership as a prerequisite to interviewing. This is because, as the law review for Rutgers-Camden, membership on the Rutgers Law Journal is viewed by employers as an indication of a student's superior academic record and strong writing ability. Journal members also have the opportunity to work with complex, often unsettled, legal concepts when they write their scholarship pieces during their second year of school and, if selected, will see their pieces in a print issue of the Journal during their third year. Additionally, Journal members join an organization whose past members include, among other things, federal and state court judges, partners and associates at law firms across the country, federal and state prosecutors, law school professors, and leaders in business.

      Students wishing to gain membership on the Journal must compete in a writing competition beginning after spring semester finals have concluded. After completion of the writing competition, offers for membership are made to students based on a combination of grades and the scored writing piece. If you are interested in Journal membership, you will have an opportunity to learn more about the Journal and competing for Journal membership at the Journal's annual information session during the Spring semester.

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Transfer Competition

Important Dates

Wednesday, August 24, 2011 - Transfer Reception, 12:30PM, Room 103

Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - Write-on Packet/Anon. No. Distribution, 12PM-5PM, Journal Office

Friday, September 23, 2011 - Comments/Applications Due 8PM via Email

Tuesday, October 4, 2011 - Offers Extended 

Friday, October 7, 2011 - Offer Acceptance Deadline, by 5PM




Competition Information

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