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Write-On Competitions

2022 Write-On Competition

Emory’s five law journals select new candidates through a joint write-on competition. Any first-year student may compete. All relevant materials needed to participate in the write-on competition will be in the write-on packet provided in May 2022. The 2022 Write-On Competition begins at 9:00 a.m. EDT, Monday, May 9. The Competition ends at 11:59 p.m. EDT, Sunday, May 22.

Participants will submit a casenote, citation quiz, and personal statement, along with a preference form ranking their interests in the five journals.

Each journal weighs the three primary components of write-on differently; some journals also take first-year grades into account. Once scoring is completed, staff of the Journals decide, based on your score and your stated journal preference, who will receive an offer to join a Journal. Those participants receiving an offer of candidacy will by contacted by one—and only one—Journal in June 2022. Students chosen to be Journal members receive academic credit in their second and third years, and will fulfill their upper-level writing requirement in the course of their membership.

2022 Write-On Competition Timeline

  • Wednesday, March 30 - Deadline to sign up for competition. Applicants will receive the competition packet on May 9
  • Thursday, March 31 - Mandatory Information Session, Tull Auditorium, 4:30 p.m.
    If you cannot attend the mandatory information session, and fail to inform us of that fact in advance, you will be excluded from write-on barring extraordinary circumstances. Please contact if you will be unable to attend.
  • Monday, May 9: Competition packet disseminated.
  • Sunday, May 22: Submit casenote, bluebook quiz, and personal statement according to the instructions within the packet. 

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2022 Write-On Competition Requirements 

The Competition Information Packet is available here.


The Competition consists of a Casenote, Bluebook Quiz, and Personal Statement and is open to all first-year JD students who will be entering their second year in Fall 2022. The Competition is not open to Accelerated JD (AJD) students.

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Students transferring to Emory Law after their first year are eligible to participate in the Competition. These students must participate during the summer before their second year.

The Competition begins at 9:00 a.m. EDT, Friday, July 15 and ends at 11:59 p.m. EDT, Thursday, July 28. Information about the Competition will be emailed directly to transfer students in the summer of 2022.

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Journal Descriptions and Membership Benefits

Law journal membership is a highly rewarding experience. Learn more about the journals and benefits of membership.


For general write-on inquiries, email to If you want to ask something of a specific journal, please absolutely feel free to email the Editors-in-Chief directly:

For questions about a specific Journal, please email that Journal’s Editor-in-Chief.