JCEL Membership Application Process

How does the San Diego Journal of Climate and Energy Law select its members?

Full-time students entering their second or third year and part-time students entering their fourth year are eligible to participate in an application process to be considered for membership.

What is the application process?

The application process consists of four steps:

  • Citechecking assignment.
  • Personal statement (500 words max).
  • Resume.
  • Interview with the board (15 minutes).

How many people will JCEL accept through the write-on competition?

The number is not predetermined. However, JCEL usually accepts 25 to 30 students each year.

Can I gain acceptance to JCEL after my second year?

Yes. Third-year full-time and fourth-year part-time students can also participate in the application process as long as they do not plan on graduating early.

Transfer Student Application Process

Will follow the same format as found below.  Dates TBA.

General Application Information Inquiries: USDlawjcel@gmail.com

Important Dates for Application Process:

Informational Meetings:

March 29, 2018, noon - 12:50 p.m.
Warren Hall 3D.

Application Process Important Dates:

Application Deadline: April 20, 11:59 p.m.
Sign-up for an interview spot on Twen.


Interviews will be held on April 21, 2018.

All interviews will be held in LRC 210. Please come in business attire. No need to bring anything, as we will have your application on file.          

If you have questions, please contact USDlawjcel@gmail.com.  

Notification of Membership:

Notification of succesful applicants will take place after SDLR and SDILJ are done with their writing competition.