Students primarily join UChiBLR as staffers by participating in the Writing Competition during the summer after their 1L year. Offers to join UChiBLR based on the results of the Writing Competition will be made during the summer of 2024.

Students in their 2L year may also join UChiBLR through the Topic Access program. Topic Access applicants must propose a viable and self-generated Comment topic as well as submit a Topic Proposal and a Topic Analysis. Students that join UChiBLR through the Topic Access program by January of their 2L year are eligible for board positions in their 3L year. For additional information, please contact our Executive Comments Editor, Sofia Gracias.