Prospective Members

Thank you for your interest in joining the staff of the Marquette Benefits and Social Welfare Law Review​. Membership on Benefits provides the unique occasion for students to advance their writing, editing, researching, and analytical skills. Experience serving on such a Law Review increases employment opportunities and provides members with the valuable opportunity to work with fellow students, law school faculty, and legal scholars.

Membership on the Benefits and Social Welfare Law Review ​is limited to second- and third-year law students who are selected on the basis of their individual performance on an annual writing competition that consists of a Decisional Analysis (DA) and Bluebook exercise. Marquette Law School students who are interested in joining Benefits must participate in the competition, must have completed all courses in the required first-year curriculum, and must not be on academic probation. Candidates are evaluated based on the writing competition, but other factors such as a personal statement of interest and potential in-person interview may be considered.

As Marquette Benefits and Social Welfare Law Review staff members, students will be expected to compile sources, edit footnotes, and review article text prior to article publication. All staff editors are required to submit a Comment within two semesters of attaining Member status, which may be published in the Spring Volume of Benefits. Additionally, those staff members whose submitted Comments are deemed "publishable" by a faculty panel may decide to run for an Executive Editorial Board position.

Thank you for your interest in the Marquette Benefits and Social Welfare Law Review. If you have any questions, please contact the Executive Editorial Staff at .