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 a writing competition to be considered for membership.

What is the Application process?

  • Attend one of the journal's April 2019 Write-On Competition informational meetings for details (additional details below).
  • Download the problem on the designated date (listed below).  Complete only the bluebook portion of the Write-On Competition.
  • Upload your bluebook portion to the Write-On Competition TWEN site by the deadline (please see "Write-On Competition Upload (TWEN)" below).
  • Submit writing sample and resume to usdlawjcel@gmail.com by mid-April 2019.
  • Interviews will take place 1-2 weeks before Spring Study Period/Finals.
  • If successful, you will receive an invite to join JCEL at the same time SDLR & SDILJ extend offers in Summer 2019.

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:

Beyond the First Year Preview Tabling:

When:  February 18, 2019, at 4:30 p.m. - 5:20 p.m.
Where: WH 2nd floor area.
What:   An open forum with journals, moot programs, clinics, etc. before the individual sessions.

Beyond the First Year Info Sessions (2 of them):

When:  February 19, 2019 (12:00 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.) and February 20, 2019 (4:30 p.m. - 5:20 p.m.)
Where: WH 131 (February 19, 2019) and WH Courtroom (February 20, 2019).
What:   The journal-specific informational meeting with Law Review, ILJ, and JCEL.  This is more of a "what is a law journal" meeting that foreshadows the Big picture on how to get on ... the logistics of how to get on will be in April during the Write-On Info Meetings (see below).

Write-on Informational Meetings

When:  April 9, 2019, 12:00 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.
                Warren Hall 131

                April 10, 2019, 12:00 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.
                Warren Hall 131

                April 10, 2019, 4:30 p.m. - 5:20 p.m.
                Warren Hall 131

What:  A breakdown of the logistics for the Write-On Competition by Law Review, ILJ, and JCEL.

Write-On Competition Download (TWEN):

May 9, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. - 11:59 p.m. PDT.

Write-On Competition Upload (TWEN) (For JCEL only the Bluebook portion):

May 10, 2019, 1:00 am - May 19, 2019, 8:00 p.m. PDT.  NO ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THIS TIME.  We encourage students to visit our TWEN site because all the writing competition information is posted there. The course name is "2019 Write-On Competition for SDLR, SDILJ, and JCEL."

JCEL Writing Sample & Resume:

Send to usdlawjcel@gmail.com early-April 2019.

JCEL Interviews:

1-2 weeks before Spring Study Period/Finals 2019.