The Chapman Law Review is a student-run scholarly journal at the Chapman University School of Law. Each year, the Review:
- publishes three times -- in the fall, winter, and spring
- receives several hundred unsolicited professional manuscripts from professors and lawyers
- publishes the best Notes or Comments written by our second-year students
- hosts an annual symposium each spring that brings together noted scholars to discuss far-reaching legal questions
All management, editorial, and publication control is vested in the Review's forty or so student members. Based on their academic performance in their first year, students are automatically offered staff positions or are invited to participate in the summer write-on competition. The Editorial Board is then selected from within the membership ranks based on their leadership, diligence, and demonstrated service to the Review. Membership on the Review Editorial Board is an honor and a significant time commitment. Articles are reviewed for timeliness, quality of writing, and topical interest. To see current and former Chapman Law Review members, please review the mastheads.
The write-on competition is usually held in late June or early July over a two-week period. The competition is a closed-universe writing assignment with the Review providing all of the necessary research, including cases, statutes, and other relevant material. The participant must take and persuasively support a position with only the material provided and cannot perform any outside research. The Executive Board generally notifies the participants of their decision within two weeks of the submission date.
The Review receives tremendous support from the faculty and administration, as well as our Faculty Advisors, Professors Marisa Cianciarulo, Bobby L. Dexter, Celestine Richards McConville, Dr. Richard E. Redding, Lawrence Rosenthal, and Ron Rotunda.
Find out more about submissions, or feel free to contact us:
Chapman University School of Law
Chapman Law Review
One University Drive
Orange, CA 92866
Phone: (714) 628-2582
Fax: (714) 628-2604