Texas A&M Journal of Property Law

How to Join

Members of the Property Journal are chosen either through the grade-on process or the write-on process:

The Grade-on Process

The grade-on process is an automatic invitation extended to students in the top 20% of their class after all first-year courses have been completed and when ranks have been released. For eligible part-time 2Ls, this means the percentile check will take place after ​Civil ​Procedure and ​Legislation and ​Regulation are taken in your second year.

The Write-on Competition

The Property Journal and Law Review host a joint write-on competition. Invitations to participate in the write-on competition will be sent to students in the top 50% of the class, who have not accepted a grade-on invitation to either journal. The write-on competition begins about a week after class ranks are released and lasts for 10 days.

The write-on competition consists of a writing assignment and an editing assignment.

The write-on consists of three parts. In part one, students will write a closed universe case note, complete with ​Bluebook citations. In part two, students will perform a technical edit on an article for grammatical errors. And in part three, students will edit a list of citations for proper Bluebook form and perform proposition checks for a select few.

Current Law Review and Property Journal members will carefully consider the writing style, legal analysis, and technical form of each competition piece. The anonymous grading process is completed by each Journal, and competitors may receive only one invitation from one Journal based on their performance.

For more information on the Write-On Competition, please contact the Executive Editor at executiveeditorjpl@gmail.com.