Its nice information to know. There is no provided topic for the essay, just provided sources. Anyone else now starting to think about writing a bunch of essays ahead of time so those two weeks are for polish instead of brainstorming topics?
That's against the rules.
Margee are you even going to do the writing competition? (I'm only asking b/c of your stated disinclination to participate in journals)
THE ESSAY THAT YOU HAND IN MUST BE THE PRODUCT OF YOUR EFFORTSALONE. It is a violation of the Honor Code to solicit or use advice on how to write your essay.This includes help with structure, style, argument, or proofreading. It also includes reading essaysfrom previous years, except for the sample answers provided on the Texas Law Review write-on webpage. Under no circumstances may you discuss the contents of this packet with other studentsparticipating in the Write-On Competition.
To add insult to injury, I believe all journals at UT use the same write-on to determine membership.