Why Would I Want to be a Member of the Florida Coastal Law Review?

  1. The Credential: Law review is a valuable credential on your resume. Employers assume that if you have been on Law Review, you have ample practice editing, proofreading and writing. Additionally, because all law reviews have selective admissions procedures, having "made law review" is seen as evidence of scholarly excellence or writing skill.
  2. Incentive to Write and the Opportunity to Publish: Florida Coastal Law Review, like most Law Reviews, requires you to write scholarly articles of publishable quality. This gives you the opportunity to write about a topic you are passionate about. Many times those articles are chosen to be published.
  3. Editing, Proofreading and Source-Checking Training: The key to good legal writing is the ability to edit and proofread your own work. Law Review will give you plenty of practice--and in the process will teach you to pay attention to detail, another important skill lawyers must have.
  4. Cooperative and Valuable Work: Most things you do in law school--read, study, take exams--you do by yourself. Even those things that are cooperative, such as study groups, Moot Court, or Mock Trial, tend to be exercises. Law Review lets you work as part of a team producing a legal journal that courts, attorneys, and scholars can use in their development of the law and legal thinking. This team effort to produce a unique body of work is unparalleled at Florida Coastal School of Law.