The Alabama Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Law Review publishes articles from prominent scholars on a wide range of fascinating and often-controversial Civil Rights and Civil Liberties issues. The Review publishes two issues a year and hosts symposia on an annual basis.
How to Apply to ACRCL
- Grade On. Students who are in the top 20% 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. Every student (regardless of class rank) is encouraged to submit a case note to ACRCL to seek membership through the write-on competition process. Rising-2L and Transfer applicants will be subject to the Uniform Write-On application, while rising-3L applicants will write on a topic of their choosing. Rising-3L students who choose to write-on should write a short Student Note (12-15 pages, Double-Spaced, Times New Roman Font) cited appropriately according to the rules in the Blue Book. Student Notes may be on any topic selected by the student. 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.