Why join International Law Review?
The Michigan State College of Law International Law Review (ILR) is the second largest journal at Michigan State University College of Law. International Law Review has been an important part of the law school for over 23 years.
Great exposure to national and international opportunities:
- In the past, ILR has worked closely with the Talsky Center for Human Rights;
- Current members intern in places such as D.C. and the U.N. International Criminal Tribunal;
- International Law Review’s annual symposiums provide the opportunity to network with professionals from all over the world; and
- You may have the chance to attend the American Society of International Law Conference in Washington D.C.!
Benefits of Membership:
- Employment: In today’s tough job market, membership on a law review is almost essential. Make yourself more marketable! Solidify your research, writing, and analytical expertise.
- Academic Credit: New members are eligible for two credits spring semester.
- Upper Level Writing Requirement (ULWR) Credit: You can fulfill your ULWR requirement by completing a note of publishable quality. In addition, you get a semester and a half to write your ULWR!
- Additional Benefits: As a member, you may have the opportunity to publish your note in one of three annual issues. During your 3L year, you’ll also have the chance to serve on the E-board and gain additional professional experience.
Application for Membership:
Write-on: You must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.9 to write-on.
The ILR Write-on Competition consists of the following components:
- A completed Bluebook examination, and
- Your 1L Advocacy Brief.
Grade-on: You must have a cumulative GPA of 3.6 or higher and submit the Bluebook exam included in the write-on packet.