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 & Technology Editor, Chandler Farmer, at chandler.farmer@pop.belmont.edu.