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About Vanderbilt Law Review

About the Law Review

The Vanderbilt Law Review is published six times a year (in January, March, April, May, October, and November) by the Vanderbilt Law Review, Vanderbilt University Law School, 131 21st Av. S., Nashville, TN 37203.

Law Review Member Selection: The Law Review selects new members in the spring of their first year. Students interested in Law Review membership are required to compete in a write-on competition following their spring final exams. This entails writing a mini-note and completing two editing exercises. Half of the members are selected based on their total write-on score and half are selected based on their first year grade point average. The Law Review selects thirty-two first year students annually.

Transfer students may also become members. The Law Review conducts a transfer competition during the summer prior to the second year.

Second year students may also note-on to the Law Review. Notes are selected in the spring of second year year.

Law Review Member Duties: Second year Law Review members have two principal duties. Second year students are required to assist the Managing Department in cite-checking professional and student pieces. Thorough and accurate completion of this duty is a requirement for membership.

The Law Review also requires all second year members to write a student note. The note may be on any original American jurisprudential topic. Thoughtful, well-written, and innovative notes will be published by the Law Review.

Third year members have the opportunity to serve on the Law Review’s editorial board. Editorial positions are chosen in the spring of a member’s second year.

Antidiscrimination Policy: It is the policy of the Law Review not to discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, religion, ethnic background, marital status, or sexual orientation.

Copyright Permission: The Vanderbilt Law Review publishes articles and notes under a copyright license with its authors. Users wishing to reproduce multiple copies, or to reprint elsewhere must first request permission. All requests should be sent to Ashley Gray and include an explanation of how you plan to use the article or note.

For information regarding subscriptions to the Law Review or to purchase single and back issues, please go to our subscriptions page.