The FALR Experience

While it is a nationally ranked Constitutional Law Journal, the First Amendment Law Review is also a student organization, and we strive to give our Staff Writers valuable experience writing and editing legal scholarship. Each Staff Writer writes a publishing-quality Note, a Blog Post, and they complete 6 cite checks.

How do I join FALR?

The First Amendment Law Review staffs the journal through the University of North Carolina School of Law’s Joint Journal Competition (JJC), commonly known as a “write-on.” The JJC is open to all rising 2Ls, 3Ls, and transfer students at the University of North Carolina School of Law.

How can I become an Editor at FALR?

The First Amendment Law Review opens its Executive and Editorial Board applications in the Spring each year. Any law student at UNC who was a staff member on any journal may apply, but applicants must have taken First Amendment Law to be eligible for Editor in Chief, Executive Editor, or Chief Article and Notes Editor.

Recent FALR Student Events


The FALR Board and Staff attending our symposium The Jurisprudence of Justice Breyer on November 18, 2022

Cite Checks!

In celebration of the end of their first cite check, the Volume 21 Staff Writers got a caffeine boost with some chocolate espresso cookies!


On August 19, we had our new Staff Writer Orientation for Volume 21! We have 21 new Staff Writers, many of whom are double Tar Heels.

FALR Welcomed the new Staff Writers on August 19
FALR Faculty Advisor Professor Ardia welcomed the new Staff Writers and offered them some words of wisdom
Professor Mary-Rose Papandrea gave the incoming Staff Writers a First Amendment Primer