The Fordham Law Review selects approximately fifty-nine staff members each year on the basis of grades, the Fordham Unified Writing Competition, and an optional personal statement. Membership on the Law Review is open to all first-year Fordham Law students and transfer students who participate in the Unified Writing Competition and are in good standing.
The Fordham Law Review offers positions to approximately twenty students on the basis of first-year grades. Although selected on the basis of grades, these students must participate in the Unified Writing Competition. These students must turn in a submission that complies with the rules of the Writing Competition and put in a good faith effort in order to remain eligible for a position as a staff member.
The Fordham Law Review also offers positions to approximately thirty-one students on the basis of their submissions to the Unified Writing Competition. The Law Review evaluates the submissions of those students ranking in the top 33% of the class who have not already been selected on the basis of grades. Students remain anonymous during this process.
The Fordham Law Review also offers positions to between four and eight students on the basis of an optional personal statement, which is evaluated in conjunction with their submissions to the Unified Writing Competition. The Law Review evaluates all optional personal statements submitted regardless of class ranking.
Please use the following links to access the 2017 Unified Writing Competition Rules and other resources.
Students who are planning to transfer to Fordham University School of Law and would like to be considered for membership on the Fordham Law Review are invited to take part in the Transfer Writing Competition. Up to three transfer students entering second year in the day division or second or third year in the evening division may be selected on the basis of a submission to the Transfer Writing Competition. Transfer students must fall into one of the following two categories to be eligible for staff membership on the Law Review:
(1) the student was invited, on the basis of scholarship, to join the law review at the law school from which the student transferred; or (2) the student placed in the top twenty-five percent of the class at the law school from which the student transferred.
Any prospective members who are seeking information regarding the Fordham Law Review’s selection process or the Unified Writing Competition may contact: