Summer Candidacy Program
2022 Summer Candidacy Program
The 2022 Chicago-Kent Law Review Summer Candidacy Program will run from late May to early June 2022.
The instructions, prompt, and source packet* for the 2022 Summer Candidacy Program are available here.
*Please note, the prompt and source packet will be uploaded on Sunday, May 29 at 10am
Summer Candidacy FAQs
We recommend that interested applicants consult the below reference material in preparation for their write-on. While not required, these sources will help improve your submission.
- Suzanne Ehrenberg, How to Write a Case Comment (Jun. 2003).
- Notes written by past staff members and published in the Chicago-Kent Law Review.
- Chicago-Kent Law Library Bluebook Guide.
- Lexis Advance Interactive Citation Workstation.
- From the Lexis Advance homepage, select the grid icon in the upper left and select “LexisNexis Interactive Citation Workstation.”
- Ross Guberman, Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates (2d ed. 2014).
- Eugene Volokh, Academic Legal Writing: Law Review Articles, Student Notes, Seminar Papers, and Getting on Law Review (5th ed. 2016).
- Eugene Volokh, Writing a Student Article, 48 J. Legal Educ. 247 (1998).
- Ross Guberman, A Dozen Words and Phrases to Doubt, Mich. B. J., Jul. 2017, at 50.
- Ross Guberman, Five Ways to Write Like John Roberts (2010).
- Ross Guberman, 25 Ways to Write Like John Roberts (2017).
- Ross Guberman, Five Ways to Write Like Justice Kagan (2018).
Successful Past Submissions
You can find successful write-on submissions from previous years below. While not error-free, they represent strong and highly graded submissions. They should be used as guides, but should not determine the form, structure, or style of your final product.
- 2020 Write-On Sample
- 2016 Write-On Sample
- 2017 Write-On Sample
- 2019 Write-On Samples