Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the Minnesota Law Review. The official petition period will open May 11, 2016 at 4:30pm. Questions about the petition process should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Moot Court and Journal Informational Meeting
Minnesota Law Review 1L Reception
Petition 101 Breakout Sessions
Petition Preparation and Strategy Session
Beginning APPROXIMATELY June 30, 2016
*Please note that offers cannot be extended until professors submit 1L grades.
Q: How do I become a member of a journal?
A: All journals select their staff members during the summer through a single petition process. Petitioners write one petition and submit it to as many journals as they want, ranking the journals according to preference.
Q: What is the petition?
A: The petition includes a case comment (70% of the petition) and a Bluebook exercise (30% of the petition). The case comment is a twenty-page written submission (ten pages of text; ten pages of footnotes) based on a recently decided case. The case and all supplemental materials that you may use to write your petition will be provided to you. Each journal extends offers based on its own criteria, which may include personal statements and grades in addition to the combined petition score. We encourage you to apply to all the journals that interest you.
Q: When do I complete the petition?
A: Starting May 11, 2016 at 4:30pm students may pick up the petition materials from the Minnesota Law Review office. Students have either two weeks from that date to submit the completed comment and Bluebook exercise OR until June 1, 2016 at 4:30pm.
Q: What if I need an accommodation?
A: Students requiring accessible text materials or other accommodations should contact Gracie Hyland, M.Ed. in Disability Services, to make their request. She can be reached by email (email@example.com) or phone (612) 626-9459.
Q: Where can I receive more information?
A: We will host numerous events throughout the semester to prepare students for the petition period. For students unable to attend these sessions, we will post recordings and/or handouts on the Minnesota Law Review website as the events occur. Transfer students and 1Ls who are unable to attend are encouraged to review the materials online. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.