Join The Ave Maria Law Review
Rising second- and third-year students enrolled at Ave Maria School of Law and in good academic standing are eligible to apply to the Ave Maria Law Review.
Application for Membership:
The Ave Maria Law Review accepts applications at the end of every school year. Applicants must attend an information session about the application process. The information session is held during the second half of the spring semester. Students interested in becoming members of Ave Maria Law Review must also notify the Managing Editor of their intent to apply. Application packets are distributed to prospective applicants at the end of the spring semester examination period. The applications consist of:
- A closed-universe memorandum on a topic chosen by the Ave Maria Law Review Editorial Board
- A personal statement
- Transcript release form
Selection by the Ave Maria Law Review:
The Ave Maria Law Review will select new Associate Editors from among the applicants based upon a combination of grades and the quality of the application materials. Upon review of application packets by the Ave Maria Law Review and approval of the Dean, the Ave Maria Law Review notifies new Associate Editors during mid-summer.
Duties of Associate Editors:
First-year members of the Ave Maria Law Review are Associate Editors. The primary responsibilities of Associate Editors are:
- Checking citations for accuracy and form. The Managing Editor is responsible for assigning these duties, and additional duties may be assigned in other areas of need.
- Writing a Note. A Note is a relatively short (twenty-five to forty page) article of publishable quality that contributes to the debate on a legal issue. Every year, several of the best Notes are selected to be published in upcoming issues of the Ave Maria Law Review. Click here for an example of a student Note.
Members of the Ave Maria Law Review receive one pass-fail credit per semester. Associate Editors receive two additional pass-fail credits in the spring semester for writing their Notes.