NLR: Candidate Requirements

To become a member of the Nova Law Review one must either:

  1. Grade-On: Open to first year students who are entering into their second year, day or evening division. To grade-on, you must achieve, and finish your first year with a 3.3 cumulative GPA. If these requirements are met, you will be asked to join Nova Law Review as a Summer Conditional Training Program Candidate.

  2. Write-On: Open to any day or evening student who has at least one full year of studies remaining at the Shepard Broad law Center. To write-on, you must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.8 at the end of the Winter Semester in which the write-on competition is held. The write-on competition consists of the competitor authoring a closed, memo-style article on a topic to be determined by the Nova Law Review Executive Board and a Bluebook edit-style quiz. You will be given a set amount of time—usually 5–7 days—to write an article—typically at least 7–10 pages. The write-on competition is usually held during the first or second full week following winter finals. Once the anonymous articles are submitted, the Executive Board will vote on which article writers receive offers to join the Nova Law Review as a Summer Conditional Training Program Candidate.

Note: All grade-on and write-on participants are required to complete the Summer Training Program in order to be considered for a position on the Nova Law Review as a Junior Associate.

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