Members' Duties


Students who participate in the program spend their first year as a candidate and their second year as an Associate Editor or as a member of the Editorial Board. Students are able to earn five (5) academic credits (up to four graded) for their participation on Law Review. Credits are generated as follows:

First Semester 2 graded credits
Second Semester      1 pass/fail credit
Third Semester 1 graded or pass/fail credit
Fourth Semester 1 graded or pass/fail credit

The three main responsibilities of members in their first year are editing, cite-checking, and note writing. Editing basically requires members to review articles, checking for grammatical and stylistic problems and logical structure. Cite-checking involves checking each footnote of an article for technical and substantive accuracy. Members are assigned to an editing group (approximately five members work with each Articles Editor). The Articles Editors divide up a given article and assign to each member in their groups a specific portion to be edited. Generally, members should expect, on average, four or five editing assignments each semester.

Note writing involves each candidate selecting an original topic to research and a faculty member to serve as an advisor. The topic must not be preempted by another author's article that has been published within the previous ten years. In addition to being assigned to an editing group, members are also assigned to a note development group (approximately five members work with each Note Development Editor). The Note Development Editors and the Executive Notes Editor oversee the writing process.


Once members successfully complete the first year, the current Board will interview and elect members for specific positions on the next volume's Board.

The Benefits of Participating on the INDIANA LAW REVIEW

  • Exceptional resume builder
  • Opportunity to meet new people
  • Earn a maximum of five (5) credit hours
  • Satisfy the law school's research and writing requirement
  • Gain the opportunity to have your Note published
  • Build and exercise leadership and collaborative working skills