In the law, the great majority of the scholarly publications are student-run journals. At Boyd, the Nevada Law Journal serves such a purpose, with our staff of 50 students soliciting, evaluating, accepting, and processing the scholarly submissions of students, faculty, and practicing attorneys. This process is both rewarding and demanding, providing law review staff members with broad exposure to the law and education in the finer points of Bluebook and general editing.
In addition to being a personally rewarding and educational experience, law review membership is a prerequisite for nearly all of the better law firms, significantly broadening job opportunities for those students participating therein.
Law review membership is extended to those in the top of their class (at least the top 5%), and to those who are successful in the "Write-On Competition". The Write-On Competition is part of the application process to join the Law Journal, so all prospective members must participate in the Write-On Competition, including those students in the top 5%. The competition consists of writing a student note on one of two topics provided by the current law review leadership. The competition usually begins in June, and there is a two-week deadline. The Journal’s Editorial Board then reviews the submissions and extends membership offers to the authors of the better submissions.
More information will be presented by the Journal’s leadership in early April during a lunch forum on the subject.