Practical Tips for Placing and Publishing Your First Law Review Article

Robert Luther III *

Many law reviews are only open to the top 10% of the class or to students who excel in a writing competition.[1] While a high percentage of law schools now have at least one journal in addition to the law review, the reality is that well over half of the students enrolled in law school today do not have the opportunity to serve as a law review or journal staff member. Without that experience, those students-turned-lawyers who wish to publish legal scholarship after graduation are left in the dark about where to begin the process. I was one of those individuals, but over the last eight years, I have regularly published legal scholarship. Recently, my former students and other young attorneys have started asking me for advice. This essay—directed at emerging scholars who seek to publish their scholarship shortly after entering the legal profession—is a compilation of the advice I have shared.

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Law, Universities, and the Challenge of Moving a Graveyard

Dean Wendy Collins Perdue *

The last five years have been difficult ones for American legal education. With applications to law schools declining 40% nationally, many schools are struggling to maintain quality in the face of significant budgetary pressures. But one component of the legal-education world has been robust: there is a boom market in books, articles, reports, websites, and blogs filled with criticism and even anger at the current state of legal education.

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Introducing the University of Richmond Law Review Online Edition

P. Thomas DiStanislao III

Carter R. Nichols

In the spring of 1958, William T. Muse, Dean of the T.C. Williams School of Law, introduced the first volume of the University of Richmond Law Notes by stating that it was “purposefully a modest beginning,” which he hoped would “be of some value to lawyers of Virginia.”[1] As the University of Richmond Law Review celebrates its fiftieth volume, we hope to undertake a similar endeavor by launching our Online Edition.

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