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Arbitration Law Review

Arbitration Law Review Membership

Membership on Arbitration Law Review can be achieved through participation in the law school's summer casenote writing competition that follows the end of first-year examinations. All Arbitration Law Review members must take the basic course in arbitration to secure or retain their editorial standing.

Second-year law students are junior members expected to write several case summaries during their initial year on the Arbitration Law Review. They must also fulfill traditional duties of verifying the substance and citations of works selected for publication. They will perform editing tasks in regard to case summaries — their own and those of others. They will receive assignments from senior members, the managing editor, and the editor in chief. The unexplained or unjustified failure to meet a deadline can result in a loss of credit and/or membership at the discretion of the editor in chief. First-year class members receive one credit (Fall semester) for their general editorial work and one credit (Spring semester) for their case summaries. The latter must be of sufficient range and reflect exceptional writing.

Third-year class members can be selected to assume formal editorial positions. The selection of editors shall be made by the editor in chief in consultation with the editorial board of student editors. Student editorial positions include: editor-in-chief (single position); managing editors (two positions); senior comments editor (one position); senior articles editor (one position); books & literature review editor (one position); and foreign decisional law editor (one position).

Third-year class members who are not appointed to editorial positions are considered “senior editors” and are granted one credit per semester in their third year. Third-year class editors who are on the editorial board receive two credits per semester for the editorial work they perform.