The application process for becoming an associate of the Buffalo Human Rights Law Review (BHRLR) is open to all rising 2L and 3L students who are in good academic standing. Members are selected at the end of each spring semester through an exam that tests candidates on their citation and editing skills. Grades are not factored into the selection process. The BHRLR extends membership offers to approximately 20-25 members each year.

Candidates who accept membership offers must serve a one-year commitment to the BHRLR. Rising 2Ls who have successfully concluded their associate positions are invited to serve as senior associates during their third year of law school. Those in their second year of membership are eligible to serve on the BHRLR’s Editorial Board.

The Benefits of BHRLR

As a member of the Buffalo Human Rights Law Review (BHRLR), you will sharpen your research and writing skills, learn the Bluebook, and have an opportunity for your work to be published. Because of the practice-ready skills it teaches, membership on the BHRLR is highly regarded by many employers. If you are interested in human rights and international law, membership on the BHRLR will provide you with a forum to confront the most pressing human rights issues that affect both the legal and global community.

The benefits of joining the BHRLR extend well beyond top-paying jobs at major firms, prestigious judicial clerkships, NGOs, and international fellowships. Members of the BHRLR spend many hours working together, and as a result, form a vital part of the School of Law’s international network. In short, serving as a member of the BHRLR not only enhances your professional opportunities and abilities, it is an opportunity to make many new friends that share an interest in applying an international perspective to their legal careers.