Members of the Journal are anonymously selected from rising second-year and transfer students who participate in the Law School’s Joint Journal Competition. In general, the Journal’s selection criteria start with an evaluation of the student’s competition paper and the spading exercises. Once the competition packets are assessed, the Journal will develop a formula based on the needs of the Journal. In developing that formula, the Journal will consider the performance in the competition as an initial means of ranking prospective members. Once the competition rankings are established, the Journal will incorporate students grades as a means of delineating the top performers.

Additional information on journal membership is available during the Spring semester of the academic year, both through the SCJILB Editorial Board and through the Joint Journal Writing Competition Information Session.