Becoming a Member

Who is eligible for law review?

Law Review eligibility is detailed in § 1.12 of the Chicago-Kent Student Handbook. In general, there are two ways to become eligible for an invitation to join the Law Review:

  • By academic performance
  • By writing a qualifying case comment in the Summer Candidacy Program

At the end of each academic year, the following students are invited to join Law Review based on their academic performance:

  • Full-time day division students who have completed their first year and rank in the top 7% of the day division class
  • Evening division and part-time day division students who have completed their first year and rank in the top 7% of the combined evening division and part-time day division class
  • Evening division and part-time day division students who have completed their second year and rank within the top 7% of the combined class of first-year day students and second-year evening and part-time day students

Students who do not receive an invitation based on academic performance may participate in the Summer Candidacy Program.