Journal Writing Competition Information Session and Open House

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Representatives from the NYU journals and the Moot Court Board hold a yearly information session for 1L students to explain the mechanics of the annual writing competition from which new journal members are chosen. This year’s information session will be Monday, March 26 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. in Tishman Auditorium. Following the Journal Information Session, there will be a Journal Open House from 6:00-9:00 p.m. taking place in the respective journal offices located in either Wilf Hall or D’Agostino Hall.


During this session, current members of each journal and the Moot Court Board will introduce you to their respective programs and offer insight into their selection process. You will leave the information session with valuable information to help you decide whether you want to make a commitment to a journal and how to participate in the competition. The session will also include a discussion about ranking your preferences and the Journal Matching System (JMS — the software that manages the writing competition), and the registration process and submission schedule will be explained. Additionally, Law School administrators will also speak to the connection between journal membership and the job search, professional responsibility considerations, and outline the resources available to 1L students who chose to apply to a journal.


Please note: students who elect not to attend the information session will put themselves at a disadvantage because the application process is both time sensitive and nuanced. The information session will *not* be recorded.


During the Open House, you will be able to learn more details about each journal, as well as get a better feel for each journal’s culture and membership. We hope this information will assist you with ranking your preferences during the writing competition, and we encourage you to attend.


If you have questions, please contact Michael Taintor at We look forward to seeing you at both the Information Session and the Journal Open House!


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