Apply to Be a Columnist!

A column is an opinion piece of 700-900 words that expresses a clearly articulated opinion and explores a common thread from issue to issue. This thread must be related to law school or law.  The columnist is free to define “related to” however he or she choses, although we hope the definition is persuasive.

Columnists are responsible for writing pieces for each of the Morningside Muckraker‘s monthly issues.

Please email your application to with the subject “Columnist Application” no later than January 13.   All CLS students are encouraged to apply.


1. Please explain the common thread that would run through your column and why you have chosen it.  How is it “related to” law school or law? 

2. What would you name your column?

3. Please propose three column ideas, each with two or three sentences of explanation.

4.  Please submit a sample column. If selected, this piece will run as your first column of the semester.

See our contact section for other ways to contribute to the Morningside Muckraker. 

Application adopted from the Harvard Crimson fall 2010 columnist application

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