Membership Selection

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Students drive the Law Review. Each year, a number of distinguished Cleveland-Marshall students oversee the entire publication process, from selecting articles submitted to the Law Review for publication, through the editorial process, culminating in publication of the Law Review itself. Students edit, verify and finalize each article for publication.

Editors of the Law Review organize and implement the day-to-day operations of the Law Review, while Associates focus on perfecting articles in anticipation of publication. Associates also must compose a scholarly Note of publishable quality.

Membership Selection


In order to be eligible for invitation to join the Law Review, a student must: 

  1. Have at least three semesters remaining and
  2. Have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5

Each year, the Law Review extends invitations to:

  1. Students ranked within the top 10% of each class and
  2. Students selected for invitation through the Summer Writing Competition.

Class Rank Invitations are extended to all students within the top 10% of their respective classes (full-time and part-time).

Part-time and dual degree students who are invited to join the Law Review by virtue of their class ranks may defer membership for one year provided that they continue to meet the requirements for an invitation the following year.

The Law Review also extends invitations to students who successfully compete in the Summer Writing Competition. The Summer Writing Competition, conducted jointly with the Journal of Law & Health, requires students who wish to join the Law Review to compose a written product that demonstrates the type of excellent writing skills necessary to compose a high-quality scholarly article. A Student may enter the Law Review Summer Writing Competition only once during his or her tenure at Cleveland-Marshall. Under no circumstances will a student receive an invitation to join the Law Review more than twice.

History of the Law Review

The Cleveland State Law Review, originally founded as the Cleveland-Marshall Law Review in 1952.

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