Write-On Personal Statement

Thought and scholarly commentary on important developments, trends, and issues in the law. We seek members who are passionate and eager to support this important mission. As part of our Write On process, all prospective staff editors must submit a personal statement that explains why they are interested in joining TLR and how they will contribute to the continued excellence of the journal.  

As part of our commitment to diversity, Temple Law Review models this form after Temple Law’s Sp.A.C.E. statement. Applicants should feel encouraged to write about any experience, identity, or viewpoint that they feel would add a unique perspective to the law review team, including characteristics from Temple’s Sp.A.C.E. Statement and interest in a distinct legal topic that the candidate intends to write about as a TLR Staff Editor. 

Among other characteristics, Temple’s Sp.A.C.E. Statement admission process prioritizes: applicants who have overcome serious long-standing economic deprivation, or who come from working class families historically foreclosed from higher education; applicants whose families are recent immigrants to the United States; applicants who come from racial or ethnic minority groups; applicants who identify as LGBTQIA+; applicants with serious physical disabilities; applicants who have demonstrated exceptional leadership ability in college, community or career activities, or who have evidenced a commitment to service through Peace Corps, VISTA, military or other service work; applicants with significant or unusual career achievements since graduation from college; and applicants with any other unique strengths and accomplishments.