The Alabama Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Law Review publishes articles from scholars all over the country on a wide range of fascinating and often-controversial Civil Rights and Civil Liberties issues. We publish two issues a year and have organized symposia for Spring 2014 and Spring 2015. We hope to keep the tradition going.
How to Apply to ACRCL
- Grade On. Students who are in the top third (33%) of their class can “grade on” to ACRCL without having to submit a student note for the write-on competition. Students who grade on will receive an invitation to join ACRCL and only need to complete the ACRCL Blue Book Exam.
- Write-On Competition. Any student (regardless of class rank) may submit a student note this summer to write on to ACRCL. 1L and Transfer applicants will be subject to the Uniform Write-On application, while 2L applicants will write on a topic of their choosing. Students who choose to write on should write a short Student Note (12-15 pages, Double-Spaced, Times New Roman Font) footnoted appropriately according to the rules in the Blue Book. Student Notes may be on any topic selected by the student, but for the ACRCL write-on, the Note should be on a topic applicable to Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. Students may use their write-on piece as their student note to receive credit for journal membership if selected. Students who write on must also complete the ACRCL Blue Book Exam.
- The ACRCL Blue Book Exam. The Blue Book Exam for ACRCL is the same as that required by all other journals at the law school.