CommLaw is a student edited journal. Membership is determined solely by students' participation in the Journal Writing Competition. Student's articles submitted through the Journal Writing Competition are judged by CommLaw's editorial staff. The editorial staff considers factors such as legal analysis, argumentation, writing style, and citation format. Students chosen for CommLaw membership serve one year as associates and may serve one year as members of the editorial staff. The governing body of CommLaw is the Executive Editorial Board, which is comprised of eleven editors chosen by the previous years Executive Editorial Board. Members of the Executive Editorial Board are chosen based upon their performance as associates, writing ability, cite checking ability, and commitment to the success of CommLaw.