Want To Get Published By “The Brief”?

Here's how

Isabella Limonta, Katie O'Sullivan, Jessica Beugen and Julia Nahhas spread the word about "The Brief" at the Student Organization Fair.

The University of Florida Levin College of Law hosted the Student Organization Fair in the Marcia Whitney Schott Courtyard from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday. The majority of student organizations were tabling – including The Brief.

For those who weren’t able to stop by and visit with our team, we are looking to expand.

If you are interested in writing for The Brief, here’s what you need to know:

Who Can Contribute?

Anyone. The Brief is an all-inclusive outlet for UF Law. Whether you’re looking to become a staff writer or a contributing writer, we have a spot for you.

In order to earn the title of a “Staff Writer,” you must submit three articles within a given semester. Your picture and biography will also appear on the ‘”Board and Staff” section of our page.

As a “Contributing Writer” you can write at your leisure, and about any topic relevant to Levin. There are no requirements on how frequent you write. While your picture won’t appear on our “Board and Staff” page, your headshot and bio will be attached to all of your articles.

Yes, it is that easy to get published.

What Can You Contribute? 

Events – Cover an event that your club is hosting, or go see a speaker you’re interested in. Just discuss what went on in that event for those who missed out.

Spotlights – The Brief loves doing “spotlight” articles on students, faculty and alumni of UF Law. This may give you an excuse to meet with your favorite professor, an interesting student or a potential employer and learn more about them through your interview.

News – Is something going on that affects campus? Would you tell this to a friend? Write about it.

Videos Sometimes a written article just doesn’t do a topic justice. The Brief will also publish stories done through film.

Have an idea that you don’t see here? Run it by us!

If you have an idea for an article, tell us here.

If you have already drafted an article that you’re interested in having published on The Brief, email it to us at: floridalawbrief@gmail.com.

Here is what we will need to know when you’re pitching an article:

  1. Name and email
  2. What section of the publication would this article belong in? Examples include: Students, Faculty, Alumni Spotlight, events, etc.
  3. What is your hook? In just a few sentences, give us the topic of your article. This is essentially what makes your article interesting and attracts readers.
  4. Is it timely? This means it is an article that needs to be published ASAP. These are the “hot” news topics.
  5. What are your sources? This is easy to figure out if you’re doing an interview or covering an event, but if you’re doing some sort of news article, make sure to back up everything you’re saying with reliable sources.
  6. Ideas for visuals? Every article published on The Brief has a feature picture. Some articles have several pictures, especially when the article is covering an event. Let us know if you’re going to need pictures for this article and what you have in mind for the feature photo. Pictures off a cellphone are completely acceptable.

If you need some help or have any questions, please email or Facebook message our team.

About Katie O'Sullivan 12 Articles
Katie is currently a 1L at the University of Florida Levin College of Law. Prior to law school, Katie graduated Magna Cum Laude at the University of South Florida, where she received a Bachelor of Art in Political Science. She is no stranger to writing - she earned her minor in mass communications and spent a year as a writer for an online newspaper in Tampa. In what little spare time a law student has, Katie enjoys reading (anything, but her textbooks) and wasting time on her Xbox.