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Here’s a quick overview.
The Oklahoma City University Law Review is the flagship journal of OCU Law. Our student-edited journal contains works of esteemed members of the bench and bar, dignitaries, professors, and Oklahoma City University Law Review members. The Law Review provides intense writing and editing experience that is invaluable in future legal practice.
It’s tough but it’s well worth it.
Learn more below.
Spring Semester Candidates
At the end of the fall semester of the 1L year, students in the top 33% of the class will be invited to enter the candidacy process by writing a case comment. After the spring semester of the 1L year, students in the top 15% of the class based on cumulative grades will automatically be eligible to become members. In addition, candidates who were not in the top 15% but who wrote acceptable comments will be eligible to become members. Because candidates may not know whether they are in the top 15% before the deadline for submitting case comments, it is strongly recommended that all eligible candidates write case comments.
Fall Semester Candidates
Once 1L class ranks are determined after the spring semester, students who did not previously receive an invitation for candidacy but then rose to the top 33% in their 1L spring semester will be invited to enter the candidacy process by writing a case comment.
Legal Research and Writing Students
Students in the top 50% of their class who earned a CALI award in Legal Research & Writing I or II may apply to enter the candidacy process upon referral by their LRW professor. For more information, see the Law Review Bylaws.
Responsibilities and Benefits
In their first year of membership, all Law Review members perform technical checks on articles scheduled to be published in upcoming issues of the Law Review. During their second year on Law Review, members will perform duties assigned by the Board of Editors.
Members do not receive credit hours for being on the Law Review, but their membership will appear on their transcripts.
Members’ case comments may be considered for publication in the Law Review. Members whose case comments are published may elect to receive one hour of academic credit by enrolling in Law Review Comment.
A member may also decide to write a Note, which is a scholarly paper supervised by a faculty member. A member who writes a Note may enroll in Law Review Note, which entitles the student to two credit hours and fulfills the writing requirement for graduation.
In the spring of their 2L year, members may apply for positions on the Board of Editors. A member must write a Note to be eligible. Students chosen for positions on the Board will enroll in Law Review Editorial Board and receive credit hours for their work. The number of credit hours varies depending on the position.
Board of Editors
2023 – 2024
Editor In Chief
Notes and Comments Editor
Subscriptions & Submissions
Subscriptions to the Oklahoma City University Law Review cost $30.00 per year, payable in advance by check, which should be made to the order of The Oklahoma City University Law Review. Please add $5.00 postage for foreign subscriptions. Subscriptions are accepted on a volume basis for the entire volume year. If notice of cancellation is not received before the expiration of a subscription, it will be automatically renewed. One month’s advance notice of cancellation is necessary to discontinue your subscription volume. Notification of changes should include both old and new addresses and should be made two months in advance. Please email all address changes and other requests for subscription information.
The Oklahoma City University Law Review invites the submission of unsolicited articles, essays, and reviews concerning all facets of the law as well as legal problems from members of the bar and professors of law. Authors should submit a Curriculum Vitae and Cover Letter with the article. All articles submitted must comply with The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation. Manuscripts must be written in English, prepared in Microsoft Word format, and double spaced. The Law Review strongly prefers articles under 25,000 words total, including text and footnotes. The Law Review accepts submissions only through the Scholastica submission service. Articles are generally reviewed and offers or declinations are made within one month.
Back issues may be obtained from William S. Hein & Co., Inc.