Members take on extensive responsibilities in the publication process through which they gain invaluable skills in legal research, writing, and analysis. In addition to the practical skills that it teaches, being part of Law Review is considered an honor throughout the legal profession which will open doors throughout a member’s career. Law Review editors have gone on to become state and federal judicial clerks, Skadden Fellows, partners in law firms, law professors, N.F.L. Commissioners, and Monday Night Football announcers (yes, Howard Cosell & Paul Tagliabue are Law Review alums).
The collaborative project of publishing high quality scholarship also builds a community that supports its members and their varied interests. While any journal requires a significant time commitment, Law Review membership is compatible with participation in a clinic, outside work, or serious involvement with campus organizations. Current Law Review members, for example, have spent semesters abroad; have participated in the Capital Defender Clinic in Alabama and the Immigrant Rights Clinic; and have been Chairs or Co-Chairs of the ALSAs, OUTLaw, and CoLR, all while fulfilling their Law Review obligations.