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Advanced Studies Program

The Advanced Studies Program provides students with an opportunity to author a scholarly paper. It is also the gateway to publishing in, and becoming a member of, the Glendale Law Review.

Faculty members guide and supervise the individual and collaborative efforts of this three-phase program.

Phase I (Advanced Studies Course):

After completing the second year, all students participate in Phase I during which they write a case note. Successful completion of Phase I earns three graded quarter units.

Phase II:

Students submitting promising papers at the end of Phase I are selected to advance into Phase II (non-graded) during which they refine their papers for submission to the Glendale Law Review Editorial Board.

Phase III

Students whose case notes are selected for publication are invited to become members of the Glendale Law Review (non-graded).

Glendale Law Review

The Glendale Law Review is a scholarly journal managed by law school faculty and upper division students.

Participation in Law Review has long been viewed in the legal community as an indication of high academic achievement and commitment to future excellence. Being a published member of Law Review may be an important factor in securing initial employment in the legal profession.

Upon publication in the Glendale Law Review (Phase III), students receive a tuition scholarship and may be invited to join the Editorial Review Board.

Click here to view a recent volume of the law review

Call for submissions to Glendale Law Review

Glendale Law Review welcomes submissions of manuscripts to be considered for publication. Finished manuscripts may be sent to:

Glendale Law Review
220 North Glendale Avenue
Glendale, CA 91206

Moot Court Program

Glendale University College of Law is committed to helping students develop their legal writing and oral advocacy skills. All third year students at GUCL participate in the Moot Court Program as part of the Appellate Advocacy Course.

Presented with a sophisticated problem where there is a conflict between the circuit courts about an unresolved legal issue, students draft advanced memorandums and appellate briefs. After a process of revisions, all students submit a final appellate brief and make oral arguments in front of a panel of judges.

The structure of the Moot Court Program at Glendale gives all third-year students the opportunity to demonstrate their advocacy skills. Awards are given to the students who receive high grades on the brief and/or oral arguments made on behalf of the appellant or appellee.

Externship Program

For students whose schedules permit, working in an actual, functioning legal environment with attorneys or judges is an invaluable experience which will broaden their practical understanding of the law.

Students may participate in a 150 hour externship over the period of one quarter. Weekly reports are required and must demonstrate the quantity and quality of work completed warrants credit. A maximum of three quarter units may be earned by the extern.