All second and third year law students are eligible to participate in the Summer Writing Competition.

Entry Numbers

To preserve anonymity, staff in the Office of Student Affairs (OSA) will assign anonymous write-on numbers for eligible candidates.  Final memorandums and citation exercises must be identified solely by entry number.


The WJILDR must receive your memorandum by midnight on last day of July. You may send it by e-mail, mail, fax, or in person to Student Services. Please note that if the entry is sent via US mail or dropped of in person, it must be received by Student Services by 4 p.m. on last business day of July.


Mail or Overnight

Mail to:

Office of Student Affairs
Willamette Journal of Int'l Law & Dispute Res.
245 Winter Street SE, Salem, OR 97301

Student Services must RECEIVE your mailed entry by 4 p.m. PDT on last business day of July. Postmarks will NOT be honored.


Fax to the Office of Student Affairs at (503) 370-6375.


The primary criteria for all membership positions will be the quality of writing and reasoning skills as represented by your final product. The focus will be on clarity of writing, depth and creativity of legal analysis, grammar and proper 18th Edition Harvard Blue Book citation.

Honor Code

All work must be completed pursuant to Willamette University College of Law's Honor Code. You may not collaborate with other students or discuss the topic with faculty, friends, etc. Your entry is a representation of you and thus it is inappropriate to research and/or conference with others about your entry.


We have provided a list of materials to use as a starting point for your research. You must find a minimum of five (5) additional sources to be used in our memorandum. If you do not have five (5) additional sources, your entry will not be considered.

Memo Style

Should conform to the style learned in your first-year LRW class.


Citations should follow the 19th Edition of the Harvard Bluebook. Harvard Bluebooks are available for reference within the Willamette Law Library or you may purchase them in the Willamette Bookstore.

Memo Length

Submissions must be no longer than 10 pages in length, double-spaced, and typed on standard 8 ½" by 11" paper, using 12-point Times New Roman font with 1" margins.

Contact Information

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact WJILDR's Research Editor by email: intl-law-journal@willamette.edu.

Membership notification will occur before the end of August.

Willamette University

Willamette Journal of International Law and Dispute Resolution

Willamette University College of Law
245 Winter Street SE
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.
(503) 370-6632

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