JOINING The South Texas Law Review
South Texas Law Review is an entirely student run scholarly publication. Our goal is to produce technically perfect volumes of scholarly work dealing with all facets of the practice of law. In the process of publishing the South Texas Law Review, members greatly improve their writing and editing skills. Additionally, members write their own comment or case note of publishable quality. The South Texas Law Review demands the highest quality work from its members, but also rewards that work with more marketable skills and the acclaim that attends membership on South Texas Law Review.
South Texas Law Review invites students who have: 1) at least 30 hours of credit, 2) completed LRW I & II, 3) four semesters remaining, and 4) a minimum GPA of 3.40 to join the Law Review at the beginning of each Fall and Spring semester. Grades are calculated based on the last long semester completed. For example, Fall invitations are based on grades through the prior Spring semester, and Spring invitations are based on grades through the prior Fall semester.
Students who have: 1) at least 30 hours of credit, 2) completed LRW I & II, 3) four semesters remaining, and 4) a GPA between 2.667 and 3.40 may enter the Law Review's Write-On Competition. The Law Review holds the Write-On Competition twice a year, over the summer and winter breaks
Once accepted for candidacy, students perform advanced legal research, writing, and editorial work in connection with publication of the South Texas Law Review . Law Review is graded honors pass, pass, or fail.
An invitation to Law Review candidacy is open only for the semester for which it is offered. Students are encouraged to register for Law Review the first Fall or Spring semester in which they are invited to join the Law Review.
Students are admitted to Law Review candidacy by invitation only. Both part-time and full-time students are encouraged to become Law Review candidates.
Students must complete four semesters of satisfactory work to receive credit for Law Review. The first semester is taken on a non-credit basis as a Law Review candidate. Permission to enroll in Law Review after the candidacy semester is conditional on satisfactory fulfillment of all Law Review obligations during the candidacy semester. Students completing fewer than four semesters of Law Review will receive no credit.
Students may enroll for Law Review over the Summer to receive one semester's credit. Thus, Summers count when determining whether a student has four semesters remaining. There is no requirement that all four semesters of Law Review enrollment be consecutive. New candidates for Law Review, however, are only accepted in the Fall and Spring semesters.