Inter-Journal Writing Competition

          Rules of the Inter-Journal Writing Competition

          All first-year students with a minimum GPA of 2.2 and who have successfully completed LW&R and Moot Court or Legal Analysis, are eligible to participate on the Hastings journals. First-year students who wish to participate on a journal during their second year are required to enter the Inter-Journal Writing Competition, which begins on Thursday, May 10, 2018, and ends on Monday, May 21, 2018, at 5 p.m.

          Results will be posted/emailed to the participants on or about July 1, 2018.

          All rising 2Ls who wish to participate on a journal at Hastings, must enter the Inter-Journal Writing Competition. There are no other, alternative options for joining a journal.

          TRANSFER STUDENTS: Transfer students have the opportunity to join the Inter-Journal Writing Competition, starting on or about August 1, 2018; Transfers will be contacted directly by the Scholarly Publications department.  For further information:

          For more information, contact Tom McCarthy, Director, Scholarly Publications,

          Do not contact the journals directly during the competition. Any entrant who does will be disqualified. Do not consult any person, student or not, or any resource other than your Bluebook regarding any aspect of the competition; do not look up any materials on Lexis or Westlaw of any other web-based source of information. To do so is to risk disqualification. The competition is strictly anonymous. Any student participating in the writing competition who reveals his or her identity in any way to any of the journals or any other student will be disqualified.

          Link to the student-edited journals:

          Conult the Academic Regulations (Student) these links for more information on the Honor Code for competition participants, academic credit for journal participation, and regulations on withdrawal from a journal.