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Here’s a quick overview.
The Oklahoma City 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. Want to learn more? Click the menu below.
Spring Semester Candidates
At the end of the fall semester of the 1L year, those in the top 25% of the class will be invited to enter the candidacy process for the Law Review by writing a case comment. After the second semester of the 1L year, those in the top 10% of the class will automatically be invited to become Law Review members, in addition, those who wrote acceptable comments will also be invited. Candidates do not know their class rank until after the case comment deadline; therefore, it is strongly recommended that eligible candidates write a case comment.
Fall Semester Candidates
Students who did not previously receive an invitation for candidacy but then rose to the top 25% in their 1L spring semester will be invited to enter the candidacy process by writing a case comment for membership consideration. Students in the top 50% who were not previously invited and who earned a CALI in Legal Research & Writing are eligible to apply upon referral by the professor.
All Law Review members perform technical checks on articles scheduled to be published in upcoming issues of the Law Review. Members do not receive credit hours for being on the Law Review, but participation will appear on their transcripts. First-year members also have the opportunity to write a Note, which fulfills the writing requirement for graduation and is considered in the Board of Editors’ application process. During the second year on Law Review, members may also perform macro edits and proofreading in preparing issues for final publication.
Editor In Chief
Evan A. Davis
Montrel D. Preston
Jessica D. Cox
John R. Kalka
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 only accepts submissions through Scholastica and ExpressO submission services. Articles are generally reviewed and offers or declinations are made within one month.
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