The Sports & Entertainment Law Journal provides an excellent opportunity for students to refine their legal research and writing skills. Every semester, Journal staff conduct several cite and source reviews of scholarly articles slated for upcoming publication in the Journal. Members also write and edit peer commentaries considered for publication in the Journal or its website. Consequently, Journal candidates must demonstrate both Bluebook proficiency and an ability to write effectively and clearly.
Membership on the Sports & Entertainment Law Journal is open to all DU law students, including 1L and transfer students.
Besides sports and entertainment law, the sports and entertainment fields encompass a variety of other legal topics, including, but not limited to, intellectual property, labor law, and tort. Likewise, the Journal is not exclusive to only those members of the DU community interested in the sports and entertainment industries. We welcome and support all DU law students to write-on.
The Sports & Entertainment Law Journal hosts a write-on competition in the fall, spring, and summer semesters.
The write-on competition includes three parts:
1. A technical exercise requiring a candidate to demonstrate his or her understanding and application of The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (19th ed. 2010); and
2. A writing portion requiring a candidate to write a 3 to 6 page scholarly commentary on a legal topic provided by the Journal; and
3. An interview with the Editorial Board for the candidate to demonstrate his or her enthusiasm, commitment and interest for the Sports & Entertainment Law Journal
The competition is administered through the Sports & Entertainment Law Journal Candidacy TWEN website. The TWEN course is titled, “Sports & Entertainment Law Journal.” The password for the course is SELJ. Once you add the course, candidates will find specific instructions and all essential materials to complete their entry.
For any questions, please contact our Candidacy Editor.