How to Become a Member

Indiana University Maurer School of Law students are invited to join the Journal as associates during their second year of law school based on first-year grades and a writing competition. Each year the Journal selects approximately thirty associates. Responsibilities of associates include checking citations in articles for substantive and technical accuracy, proofreading, and submitting a work of legal scholarship to be considered for publication in the Journal.

Associates are invited to apply for appointment to the Editorial Board, which oversees production of the Journal, for their second year of membership in the Journal. Appointment criteria include the associate’s past performance in editing assignments and the quality of the associate’s scholarly contribution. Editorial Board positions include Managing Editor, Articles Editor, and Notes Editor. Members are also eligible for positions on the Executive Board. With the exception of Editor-in-Chief, for which elections are held in the spring semester, Executive Board positions are filled via appointment by the presiding Executive Board and the Editor-in-Chief-Elect.