Application Guidelines


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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.