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2014 Journal Tryouts: Personal Statement Information

PERSONAL STATEMENTS
 

Personal Statements for all journals are due no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 21, 2014. Personal Statements should be submitted by email or at the offices of the respective journalsThe respective journals’ policies regarding the submission of Personal Statements are provided below.

Please include your Tryout Number at the top right-hand corner of every page of any Personal Statements you submit. You should not include your name or any other identifying information on your Personal Statements.

 

Virginia Law Review. Under the Diversity Plan, as many as five students will be invited to join the Law Review on the basis of three combined factors: (1) first-year grades, (2) performance on the Unified Journal Tryout, and (3) a Personal Statement. Participants in the Unified Journal Tryout who wish to be considered under the Diversity Plan must submit a Personal Statement, and all participants are strongly encouraged to submit a Personal Statement. Personal Statements should address how participants’ experiences or personal attributes would contribute to the Virginia Law Review. Personal Statements should not exceed 500 words and should fit on one page, single-spaced. All submissions should be emailed to vlr_fkvt@sendtodropbox.com, with personal information removed, with the email subject line VLR Personal Statement.

 

Virginia Journal of International Law. The Virginia Journal of International Law strongly encourages participants in the Unified Journal Tryout to submit Personal Statements as part of their application. Personal Statements are an excellent opportunity to explain your interest in international law, including past professional, educational, and personal experiences. Personal Statements should be not more than a single page, single or double-spaced. All submissions should be emailed to uva_mb6f@sendtodropbox.com, with personal information removed, with the email subject line VJIL Personal Statement.

 

Journal of Law and Politics. JLP accepts Personal Statements, but they are optional. If you do decide to write one, we are interested in knowing about any interests or experiences that you believe would make you particularly suited to be a member of the journal. Submit your Personal Statements by email to uva_mb6f@sendtodropbox.com with the subject line JLP Personal Statement.

 

Virginia Journal of Law and Technology. VJOLT encourages, but does not require, applicants to submit Personal Statements. A Personal Statement is a great way to convey to us any experience or interests you have related to technology, IP, or media, as well as any editorial experience that you may have. Please limit your statement to double-spaced pages. You may submit your statement by emailing uva_mb6f@sendtodropbox.com, with the subject line VJOLT Personal Statement.

 

Virginia Tax Review. The Virginia Tax Review welcomes, but does not require, a Personal Statement as part of the Journal Tryout. You may write about tax or other pertinent experience, or editorial or other special skills. We will review statements up to two pages in length, double-spaced, though brevity is appreciated. Submit your Personal Statements by email to uva_mb6f@sendtodropbox.com with the subject line VTR Personal Statement.

 

Virginia Environmental Law Journal. VELJ welcomes, but does not require, a Personal Statement. The statement should be up to one page (single or double-spaced). It should describe the applicant’s interests, experience, or knowledge in the areas of environmental law, science, or policy. No formal training in these areas is required, but the Managing Board of VELJ looks to accept students who exhibit enthusiasm for environmental scholarship, including issues at the intersection of environmental and other areas of law (such as international trade, business, food and drug, land use, and law and economics). Submit your Personal Statement via hard copy at the VELJ office (SL 156E).

 

Virginia Journal of Social Policy and the Law. VJSPL encourages, but does not require, a Personal Statement as part of the Unified Journal Tryout. Use your Personal Statement to tell us (1) why you would like to be a member of VJSPL; and (2) your experiences and interests in particular areas of social policy. Please limit your Personal Statement to one or two pages. Submit your Personal Statements by email to uva_mb6f@sendtodropbox.com with the subject line VJSPL Personal Statement.

 

Virginia Sports & Entertainment Law Journal. VaSE welcomes Personal Statements, but they are not mandatory. A one to two page explanation of your interest in sports and entertainment law subject matter, and/or your personal experiences that will be relevant in working on the Journal, can be very useful in the selection process. Submit your Personal Statement via hard copy at the VaSE office (SL 275).

 

Virginia Law and Business Review. VLBR encourages, but does not require, a Personal Statement. The statement is an opportunity to tell us about yourself; it may address your work experience, intellectual interests, significant accomplishments, obstacles overcome, professional goals, educational achievements, or any way in which you believe your perspective, viewpoint, or skills will contribute to the Virginia Law & Business Review. Please limit your Personal Statement to two double spaced pages in length. Submit your Personal Statement by email to uva_mb6f@sendtodropbox.com with the subject line VLBR Personal Statement.

 

Virginia Journal of Criminal Law. The Virginia Journal of Criminal Law strongly encourages you to write a Personal Statement that explains your interest in the Journal. Please limit your Personal Statement to no more than one page, single-spaced. Focus on (1) your editorial skills, (2) your personal or professional experience related to publishing, (3) your enthusiasm for criminal law. Submit your Personal Statement by email to uva_mb6f@sendtodropbox.com with the subject line VJCL Personal Statement.