ALLEN CHAIR: Overview
Dean William T. Muse founded the University of Richmond Law Notes - the first scholarly legal journal published at the University of Richmond School of Law – in 1958. Initially, the faculty and administration managed the Law Notes, but with the publication of Volume 3 in May 1968, the publication became a completely student run organization and was rechristened as the University of Richmond Law Review. Since then, due to the dedication of its members, the Law Review has realized enormous success. With the publication of Volume 49 of the Law Review, we all share a sense of pride in the history of the journal and acknowledge the support of the law school administration, faculty, and staff in establishing and maintaining this publication.
The Allen family established the George E. Allen Chair in 1976, signifying their devotion to the continued success of the law school. Through that generous support, the Allen Chair has hosted symposia and published Allen Chair issues for the past twenty years. We look forward to the publication of the Allen Chair issue focused on Lethal Injection, Politics, and the Future of the Death Penalty.