The California Western Law Review and the California Western International Law Journal are student-run publications that publish scholarly writings by professors, judges, practitioners, and current California Western students.
Benefits of Joining
Membership on a journal offers students one of the most valuable learning experiences available to law students.
The California Western Law Review and the California Western International Law Journal want a committed, accomplished, and diverse staff of editors. Members develop and perfect their research and writing skills and have the opportunity to have their work published. Journal membership is considered one of the highest achievements and honors in law school.
As a member, students receive training on how to research, write, edit, and Bluebook - skills law firms are looking for when hiring. Students gain expertise in various areas of the law and receive excellent legal research and writing training. This editorial experience also helps to develop time and people-management skills, which help prepare students for a profession in the law.
The California Western Law Review was established in 1965 and features legal scholarship covering all areas of law.
The California Western International Law Journal was founded in 1970 and includes legal scholarship in the areas of international law.
Write-on competitions are held twice a year. They are publicized well in advance with all the requirements to write onto either journal.
Students are required to join the Law Review or the International Law Journal for all remaining full-time trimesters. Students who join the Law Review or the International Law Journal are required to write a scholarly note or comment in their first year as a staff member. In addition, each associate editor will be given weekly assignments on an upcoming article, which will consist of retrieving sources, textual editing, substantively checking cites for accuracy, and checking all text and cites for Bluebook compliance. Students who have served on the Law Review or the International Law Journal for at least one semester are also eligible to apply for a position on the Executive Board in their third year. There are extra duties and responsibilities associated with an Executive Board position.