Membership Selection

The Belmont Law Review is a student-managed, student-edited scholarly journal at Belmont University College of Law. The Law Review annually publishes articles from law professors, practitioners, and students. Every member is required to author a note of publishable quality. Each year, 3 student notes are selected for publication in the Belmont Law Review

First-Year Students

Each year, the Law Review selects as members 15% of the rising 2L class. These students are selected on the basis of their academic performance and writing skills.

Second-Year Students

Invitations to join the Law Review may be extended to 2L students and to 2L transfer students in the following ways:

  1. 2L Write-On Competition: A student may be selected to join the Law Review if the student (1) has a GPA of 3.5 or above and (2) is successful in the annual write-on competition, which is held during the second semester of the 2L year. A maximum of 2 membership offers may be extended on the basis of the 2L Write-On Competition. For more information about the 2L Write-On Competition, please see the Bylaws page of this website.

  2. Publication: A student will be invited to join the Law Review if the student (1) has a GPA of 3.3 or above and (2) publishes, as the sole author, a note meeting all of the Law Review note requirements in either a printed journal or in any of the following: (1) the Belmont University Law Review, (2) a print edition of the main/flagship law review of any ABA accredited law school, or (3) in another journal approved by the Editorial Board. The approval of a non-main/flagship journal is subject to the discretion of the Editorial Board.


If you have any questions regarding the membership selection process, please contact the Executive Development Director, Daniel Patten, at daniel.patten@pop.belmont.edu