Upcoming 2020 Write-On Dates:

Competition: Thursday, May 7th–Thursday, May 21st

Registered students for the competition will receive access to the Canvas Write-On page containing all competition materials.

Information Meeting: Thursday, April 9th, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

This meeting is mandatory for participation in the Write-On Competition. Attendance will be taken.

If a student has an unavoidable conflict with the meeting, please contact Editor in Chief Corey Hauser (hauser.c21@law.wlu.edu), and Executive Editors Alexandra Clark (clark.a21@law.wlu.edu) and Mitch McCloy (mccloy.m21@law.wlu.edu).

The meeting will provide general information regarding Law Review and the 2020 Write-On Competition. Please come prepared to take notes.

Please note that JCRSJ and GLJ will be selecting their members from the Law Review Write-On Competition and will have representatives at the Information Meeting on April 9th to provide further information. In addition, each of the three journals will send follow up emails to introduce you to their journals in more detail.

Mock Bluebook Exam Review: Thursday, April 16th, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

During the information meeting, you will be given a mock Bluebook exam. The outgoing Law Review managing editors will send an answer key and answer any questions about the mock exam and Bluebook at this meeting. The outgoing Managing Editors will provide further details to attendees of the April 9th meeting.

Diversity Statement

Washington and Lee Law Review affirms that diverse perspectives and backgrounds enhance our community. We are committed to the recruitment, enrichment, and retention of students who embody many experiences, cultures, points of view, interests, and identities. In order to take aspects of applicants’ diversity into consideration through the Law Review’s holistic consideration process, students are encouraged to submit an optional typed expository statement of no more than 250 words that identifies and describes aspects of your identity, including but not limited to: racial or ethnic identity, socioeconomic background, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, status as a first generation college student, and/or any other background, experience, or status, that makes you a diverse addition to Law Review.

Statements will be considered by the Editorial Board only after grading of the competition has been completed. Statements will remain anonymous and will not be evaluated for quality of writing or editing, nor will they be assigned a numerical score.

Disability Accommodation Policy

Washington and Lee Law Review strongly encourages all students who need accommodations to participate in the write-on competition. Law Review provides accommodations for the write-on competition to students with documented disabilities on an individual, case-by-case basis. To request an accommodation, please contact Dean Mason at masont@wlu.edu.

Accommodation requests should be submitted to Dean Mason between April 10 until April 30 and will be processed on a rolling basis. No accommodation requests will be considered if received by Dean Mason after April 30. Students are strongly encouraged to submit their accommodation requests as soon as possible, even if they are not yet certain they will take the competition.

Decisions to grant reasonable accommodations are made by the Law Review. Dean Mason and the Law Review Editorial Board ensure that anonymity of all entrants is preserved; no member of the Editorial Board will receive personal identifying information about any student requesting accommodation. If you would like additional information, we ask you contact Dean Mason.


Washington and Lee Law Review understands that complications may arise, particularly the possibility of illness, because of the ongoing health crisis. If any student or close family member who requires care should become ill, the student is responsible for contacting Dean Mason at masont@wlu.edu to request an accommodation. Accommodations will only be made in rare and unavoidable situations. Decisions to grant accommodations are made by Law Review. To ensure the preservation of anonymity, Dean Mason will not share any personal identifying information with the Editorial Board. Law Review will not grant any accommodations for travel or employment‑related extensions.