Founded in 1924 as the Annual Review of the Law School of New York University, the New York University Law Review is a leading academic law journal committed to publishing, generating, and cultivating influential scholarship in service to the law. The Law Review publishes six issues a year: April, May, June, October, November, and December. We seek innovative ideas on a range of academic subject areas that boldly address the challenges we face today.
The Law Review has two principal aims: produce scholarship that shapes the rule of law, and train future leaders of the legal profession. Our contribution is not simply to publish scholarship that remains in the academy; we strive to elevate ideas and arguments that impact the law and society. We believe this commitment to public service includes training our members to become prominent legal minds and social leaders. Members of the Law Review analyze and evaluate pieces for publication, hone their editing skills, and improve their research and writing through the Law Review’s Note-writing program.
Our dedication to shaping the legal field also requires representing the rich diversity—of ideas, identities, and viewpoints—within the greater society. Since publishing Women in the Law by Bertha Rembaugh in our first issue in 1924, the Law Review has been committed to selecting pieces on diverse topics and publishing scholarship written by authors from underrepresented backgrounds in the legal profession. Since the election of Frances Knoche Marlatt as our first woman Editor-in-Chief in 1925, the Law Review has been equally committed to selecting and supporting a community of members that reflects this diversity.