2014-2015 Write-On Competition
2014-2015 Write-On Competition
Greetings!Thank you for your interest in a position with the Southern Journal of Policy and Justice (formerly SRBLSA Law Journal). Being a member of a law journal is an honor. Not only will you personally benefit from your experience with the Journal, but you will also deal directly with legal issues that affect the southern region. The Southern Journal of Policy and Justice (formerly SRBLSA Law Journal) is published once a year and gives each student an opportunity to be published. It affords students an opportunity to become familiar with the Bluebook®. Also, the legal research, writing and editing requirements will allow you to master Westlaw®, LexisNexis®, and other important legal research tools, which will allow you to hone the professional skills that are valuable to employers!
The 2014-2015 Editorial Board Application consists of five (5) parts, each weighed to allow selection of the best candidates for each position. Part I will include basic contact information. Part II will include basic proficiency and qualification questions. Part III will include a bluebook proficiency test. Part IV will include an honor pledge. Lastly, Part V consists of the write-on portion of the application. If you are applying for the Marketing Executive or Symposium Executive position, you need not complete the writing portion.
Prior to September 30th, 2014, all applicants chosen for the journal must submit a letter from the president of his or her local BLSA chapter confirming their status as a dues paying member.General Information
The attached packet contains instructions and guidelines for preparation of a written analysis for submission to the Southern Journal of Policy and Justice (formerly the SRBLSA Law Journal) writing competition. These instructions are rules, not suggestions. They are mandatory requirements for all submissions. These rules will be strictly enforced in order to provide uniformity and impartiality throughout the evaluation process. Please read this information carefully before you prepare your legal analysis. Deviation from any of these procedures is grounds for disqualification.
Under no circumstance are you to discuss the writing competition case or your case note with anyone else. Nor are you allowed to contact the administrators of this prompt once the prompt is delivered. This is strictly forbidden. Failure to conform to this requirement will result in automatic disqualification. Any reference on social networking sites will also result in automatic disqualification from the competition.
Submissions will be accepted from applicants of all NBLSA regions. Although there is no NBLSA membership requirement to submit an application, successful applicants must become dues-paying NBLSA members by September 30th, 2014.
University of Mississippi School of Law, Candidate for Juris Doctor 2015
Editor in Chief, Southern Journal of Policy & Justice,Volume IX
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