Dear Graduate Students:

The University of Florida Journal of Law and Public Policy invites all UF graduate students to participate in our open writing competition.

Membership on the journal is open to all UF graduate students.  To apply, simply submit a competed student information form and a writing sample, BY NEXT FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24.

The writing sample should be a 10-15 page paper (or an excerpt of a longer paper), written for a non-law graduate level course.  Graduate student written works completed in prior semesters are perfectly acceptable.  All written works submitted should be of publishable quality, and may use any appropriate citation format.  Though not required, it is preferred that the paper focus on the public policy or legal concerns of your chosen field.

Additionally, excellent student submissions may be selected for future publication in journal.  If you would like to have your work reviewed for possible publication in JLPP, please adhere to all Bluebook citation rules and follow the guideline in the attached information packet.  Your election to be considered for publication will have no effect on your chances of being invited onto JLPP.

All graduate students selected for membership will be expected to complete a future writing requirement and assist in some capacity with the preparation of future journal volumes for publication.

JLPP is published three times a year by the University of Florida's Levin College of Law, and is nationally ranked in the Top Ten of law and public policy legal journals.  The Journal is designed to serve the needs of professionals, researchers, instructors, and students in the academic fields of law and public policy, journalism and mass communications, business and social science, and other related disciplines, as well as law libraries, policy analysts, and public officials.

For JLPP's membership packet, which includes information and instructions on formatting, submission, application and membership guidelines, please contact me.

Thank you very much for your interest!


Kate Lucente Haddock

University of Florida

Levin College of Law

J.D. Candidate, May 2009

College of Journalism and Communication

M.A. Candidate, May 2009