Students who wish to compete must purchase the rights to the online competition packet. The Competition consists of a case comment and a Bluebook test. Some journals also request a separate personal statement and/or resume.

The competition packet is a closed packet. Students may only consult limited materials while writing their own competition paper. The materials may include cases, statutes, and commentary.

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  • links to the Competition sites (one each for Georgetown 1st years and Transfer students)
  • informational materials. Use this guide as a reference for the Write On Competition

Once you have purchased, you will be able to access a form to request printed copies of the Competition materials. Please note the following:

  • Requests received after 1pm EDT Mon-Wed will be processed the next business day. Orders received after 1pm Thursday will not be processed until the following Monday.
  • Most requests will be shipped via FedEx Overnight.
  • You may choose to require or waive a signature. If a signature is required, FedEx will ring the bell and wait for someone to come to the door. You will not have to actually sign or be within 6 feet of the delivery person.
  • Processing and shipping time will not be added to your deadline, so you might want to start now with the electronic materials.
  • By default, the materials printed are the cases for the Case Comment. If other documents are needed, please email us at LawWriteOn@georgetown.edu.

Georgetown 1st Years: May 15, 2020 - July 22, 2020

The Write On Competition for Georgetown 1st Years will take place from May 15, 2020 - July 22, 2020. Students will have 21 days from the moment of purchase to return materials, and may choose any 21 days in the period.

Transfer Students: May 15, 2020 - July 22, 2020

The Write On Competition for Transfer students will take place from May 15, 2020 - July 22, 2020. Students will have 21 days from the moment of purchase to return materials, and may choose any 21 days in the period. Students will use their primary email from the Admissions office to log in until they have been in touch with OJA about using a Georgetown netid. Transfer applicants who have not been admitted yet should read the Transfer FAQs below about participation, and then contact OJA if you decide to participate before being admitted.

Transfer Students: May 15, 2020 - July 22, 2020

The Write On Competition for Transfer students will take place from May 15, 2020 - July 22, 2020. Students will have 21 days from the moment of purchase to return materials, and may choose any 21 days in the period. Students will use their primary email from the Admissions office to log in until they have been in touch with OJA about using a Georgetown netid.