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Research Guide for Journals: Write-on Competition

This guide is primarily for Villanova University School of Law students participating in a Journal.

Things to Do Before Competition Registration Opens

1. Complete the Procertas Bluebooking Modules 1 & 2 (list of all skills covered in each training module).

  • Don't have a Procertas account or forget your password? Request one here.

  • Exercises don't have to be completed all at once, you can work on them over time and also refer back to them during the actual competition.

2. Watch Ready, Set, Write-on: Scholarly Writing vs. Writing for Legal Practice  Video Resource
    (presented by Profs. Cannan, Corso & Voegele) (recorded March 29, 2022)

3. Watch Ready, Set, Write-on: Organizing Research and Preparing to Write Video Resource
    (presented by Profs. Cannan, Corso & Voegele) (recorded April 5, 2022

Casenote Examples

Casenote Examples from Villanova Journals and Law Review:

Writing Resources

How Students Benefit From Journal Membership

Timeline for the Competition

​​​​​​Competition Information Session:

  • Watch recording from April 14th session
  •  Representatives from all journals as well as Moot Court, Trial Team and Sports Law Negotiation Teams will be there to walk you through their summer competitions.

Write-on Registration: Closed April 21st at midnight.

  • You must register during this time period to participate in the competition. 
  • You'll be enrolled in Blackboard course after registration--materials for the competition will be posted there once the competition starts (see dates below)

How to Write a Casenote Session (recording)

  • Journal members reviewed the parts of a casenote and addressed formatting and citation requirements. 

Write-on Competition: Begins May 10th  and ends on May 31st

Questions? Please contact the competition email: competition@law.villanova.edu

More about the selection process for the Law Review and the other two journals can be found in the Student Handbook

Bluebooking Resources