The primary objective of the Indiana Law Review is to serve as a resource for legal practitioners, members of the judiciary, legal scholars, and law students.
The Indiana Law Review is a legal periodical edited and managed by students of Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. Four issues are published annually, with the first three maintaining a general focus. The fourth issue, titled The Survey of Recent Developments in Indiana Law, comprises of articles written by professors and Indiana practitioners summarizing the significant changes and developments of Indiana law during the prior year.
In addition to a printed issue, the Indiana Law Review maintains an online presence. The Indiana Law Review Blog seeks to discuss current legal issues that relate to recently published journal articles. The primary objective of the Indiana Law Review Blog, like the Indiana Law Review, is to serve as a resource for legal practitioners, members of the judiciary, legal scholars, and law students.
Candidates for the Indiana Law Review are limited to second- and third-year law students. The invitation process occurs in two ways: automatically based off of GPA, or through a joint writing competition. The Joint Writing Competition (JWC) is completed in collaboration with the two other law reviews at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law – the Indiana Health Law Review and the Indiana International & Comparative Law Review. Starting May 1st, 2022, students who have just completed their 1L year have the choice to participate in the JWC.
The JWC consists of two separate assignments: (1) the Closed Note Assignment, and (2) an Editing Assignment.
The Closed Note assignment requires the candidate to compose a mini note in which they set forth an argument and recommendation based on a prompt and sources provided. This gives the candidate the opportunity to showcase their writing ability as well as demonstrate their ability to make coherent, well-support arguments, synthesize the law and main issues, and extract relevant portions from the sources to support their arguments. The second assignment in the JWC, the editing assignment, consists of an in-text excerpt that is accompanied by footnotes. The candidate is then asked to correct grammatical and/or spelling errors with respect to the in-text portion, and then correcting citations found in the footnotes.
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