Law Review

The DePaul Law Review, published quarterly, is the College of Law’s principal scholarly publication.  Legal scholars, judges and practicing attorneys submit articles for publication that are selected and edited by a board of student editors.  Members of the Law Review also contribute articles that discuss recent cases and developments in the law.  Election to Law Review is one of the highest honors a student can achieve in his or her law school career.   Students are invited to join the Law Review after their first year of law school based upon either their academic performance or their performance in a write-on competition.  Transfer students may join the Law Review only via the write-on competition. 

Academic Achievement

Students are invited to join the Law Review at the end of their first academic year if they rank in the top 10 percent of their class.

Summer Write-On Competition

The Inter-Journal Write-On Competition is administered by the editors of the Law Review and other Journals.  Competition dates and requirements are announced in the summer. The Law Review Editorial Board selects which students, if any, will be invited to join based upon the competition.

Students who will not be on campus during the competition may still participate but must make specific arrangements with the Law Review as soon as the competition dates are announced.

Credit for Law Review

Editors of the Law Review must register for and receive course credit. The credits are graded pass/fail.  A student may receive a maximum of six credits (three per semester) for Law Review editorial work.  Editors also may receive tuition stipends based upon the nature of their service on the Law Review Editorial Board. 

Journal of Art, Technology & Intellectual Property Law

The Journal of Art, Technology & Intellectual Property Law is published three times per year under the direction of a student Board of Editors and in cooperation with the non-profit organization Lawyers for the Creative Arts.  The Journal includes articles by students and professionals that address current legal issues in the visual and performing arts. 

Eligibility

Students who complete their first year of law school in good academic standing are invited to join the Journal’s staff based upon the Inter-Journal summer write-on competition. Journal staff members are expected to complete one article suitable for publication each semester.  Students choose their own topics and format.  Journal members are eligible for Editorial Board positions during their final year of law school.

Credit for the Journal

Editors of the Journal must register for and receive course credit.  The credits are graded pass/fail. A student may receive a maximum of four credits (two per semester) for Journal editorial work.  Editors may also receive tuition stipends based upon the nature of their service on the Editorial Board. 

Business & Commercial Law Journal

The Business & Commercial Law Journal is published three times per year under the direction of a student Board of Editors. 

Eligibility

Students who have completed their first year of law school in good standing are invited to join the Journal staff based upon the Inter-Journal summer write-on competition.  Students who have completed at least 28 credit hours are eligible to compete.  Journal staff members do cite-checking and write a case note or comment. 

Editorial Board

In the spring of each academic year, staff members may apply for an editorial position on the following year’s Editorial Board.  Each Editorial Board chooses it own successors. 

Credit for the Journal

Editors of the Journal must register for and receive course credit.  Credits are graded pass/fail.  Editors may earn a maximum of 6 credits (three per semester) for Journal editorial work.  Editors also may receive tuition stipends based upon the nature of their service on the Editorial Board.

Journal of Health Care Law

The Journal of Health Care Law provides scholarly commentary on developments in the health law field.  Health Law LL.M. and JD students who have completed their first year of law school in good academic standing are eligible. 

Write-On Competition

Students who have completed their first year of law school in good standing are invited to join the Journal staff based upon the Inter-Journal summer write-on competition.  Students who have completed at least 28 credit hours are eligible to compete. 

Journal Editors

Students may apply to become editors of the Journal after they complete the first year. Editors may receive tuition stipends based upon the nature of their service on the Editorial Board. 

Credit for the Journal

Editors must register for and receive course credit. Editors receive course credit at the rate of two credits per semester.  The credits are graded pass/fail. Editors are expected to agree to a four-semester commitment to the Journal.  

Journal for Social Justice

The Journal for Social Justice provides public interest practitioners and academics with a scholarly alternative to traditional law journal publications.  Contributors to the Journal are encouraged to share the wisdom of their experiences as advocates. 

Eligibility

Students who complete their first year of law school in good academic standing are invited to join the Journal’s staff based on either the Journal’s own write-on competition or the Intra-Journal summer write-on competition. Journal members are eligible to apply for Editorial Board positions during the Spring semester. 

Credit for the Journal

Editors of the Journal must register for and receive course credit.  The credits are graded pass/fail.  A student may receive a maximum of four credits (two per semester) for Journal editorial work. 

Journal of Sports Law and Contemporary Problems

The Journal of Sports Law and Contemporary Problems investigates the intersection between law and sports with a focus on today’s most important sports issues.

Write-On Competition

The Journal participates in the Intra-Journal summer write-on competition.

Journal Editors

Students may apply to become editors of the Journal after one year.

Credit for the Journal

Editors receive course credit at the rate of one or two credits per semester. The credits are graded pass/fail.

Journal of Women, Gender and the Law

The DePaul Journal of Women, Gender and the Law (JWGL) publishes student and professional articles on issues of women’s legal rights domestically and internationally, as well as the dynamic intersections of gender, gender identity and the law.

Joining the Journal

The Journal offers opportunities to become Journal members in both the fall and spring semesters through its scholarship and write-on competitions. 

Journal Editors

Journal members may apply to become editors in their second year of law school.

Credit for the Journal

Editors receive course credit at the rate of two credits per semester. The credits are graded pass/fail.

Moot Court Society

The Moot Court Honor Society has three divisions: Appellate Advocacy, Trial Advocacy and Lawyering Skills.  The Society sponsors and supports students participating in competitions that promote written and oral advocacy and lawyering skills. 

Credit for Moot Court Competition

Upper-level students can earn three credit hours for participation on a national or international moot court appellate advocacy team or trial competition team.  National team moot court credits are graded pass/fail; international moot court competition credits are graded in the normal manner.  Students may earn a maximum of six credits for moot court competition over two semesters. 

In order to earn credit for moot court, students must:

  1. Participate as a team member (competitor) in a sanctioned external moot court appellate or trial team competition.  Appellate team members are selected by a Moot Court Executive Board Committee comprised of faculty and students. Trial team members are chosen by the trial team coaches in tryouts.
  2. Meet all program requirements as outlined by the program directors and coaches including, but not limited to, the writing of briefs, attending mooting practice and training seminars and otherwise adhering to the coaches’ guidelines.

Moot Court Appellate Team Executive Board

The Appellate Team is managed by an Executive Board. The Executive Board is chosen by a committee comprised of faculty and students. 

Journal and Moot Court Credit 

Subject to the limitations set forth above, students may earn a maximum of 12 hours of Journal and Moot Court credit while enrolled in law school. In order to receive credit, students must obtain a permission slip, have it completed by the supervising member of the faculty and turn the completed slip in to Lorraine Schulz in the Office of Student Affairs. Journal and Moot Court credit will not be awarded if the appropriate registration is not completed.