One of the most challenging and satisfying aspects of Journal membership is the opportunity to research, write, and publish a student note—a piece of legal scholarship similar to law review articles authored by professors. Second-year members work on variety of other projects as well, including editing and technical production of the articles and notes ready for publication and organization of the annual symposium. Second-year members are also encouraged to participate in the fund-raising and social functions conducted by the Journal.
Rising second-year students may join the Hastings Law Journal by participating in the school’s annual writing competition. Members are chosen as follows:
Transfer students may join the Hastings Law Journal by participating in the school’s writing competition for transfer students. Contact the Scholarly Publications office for more information.
Finally, rising third-year students may join the Hastings Law Journal by participating in the self-submittal program. Interested students must submit a prospectus for a student note. Before doing any work on a self-submittal entry, please contact the Scholarly Publications office for more information.
To learn more about becoming a Hastings Law Journal member, please stop by our office located on the 23rd floor of the Tower, or contact us:Hastings Law Journal
DO NOT send e-mail inquiries regarding the writing competition to this e-mail address! The writing competition is anonymous, and contacting HLJ directly about the writing competition may disqualify you from further consideration for membership. All writing competition inquires should be sent to the Scholarly Publications office, at email@example.com.