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 mock Note 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:
- Students who have completed only one academic year as full-time Day Division students who rank in the top 7% of the full-time Day Division class (not divided into sections);
- Students who have completed only one academic year as part-time Day Division students or as Evening Division students who rank in the top 7% of the combined part-time Day Division and Evening Division class; and
- Students who have completed at least one academic year, but not more than two academic years, as parttime Day Division students or as Evening Division students who rank within the top 7% of the combined class comprised of first-year full-time Day Division students, second-year part-time Day Division students, and second-year Evening Division students.
The eligibility of first-year full-time Day Division students will be determined based on cumulative GPA calculations that include all grades received to that point, with the exception that grades received for Legislation, or for an elective taken in place of Legislation, will not be considered.
Students who do not receive an invitation based on academic performance may participate in the Summer Candidacy Program.