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Each year, the Editor-in-Chief of the University of Richmond Law Review authors Acknowledgments to be included in their volume’s final publication. Typically in these remarks, the Editor-inChief offers their gratitude to those who have made the past year’s work possible, highlights the ups and downs that have marked their time in the role, and reflects on lessons learned after publishing a full volume of distinguished legal scholarship. In keeping with tradition, I will leave space for those matters here, as there is plenty to reflect upon and plenty to be grateful for. These Acknowledgments, however, would not be complete without due consideration of the extraordinary and historic year that has enveloped Volume 55 of our Law Review.
A year spent as a member of a law review—any law review—is a considerable undertaking, regardless whether spent as a second year or third-year editor, irrespective of the particular position held. Even in the most conventional of times, the hours spent poring over articles, the grind of learning the intricacies of the editorial process, and the effort of collaborating with peers combine to yield a uniquely challenging, if hopefully rewarding, experience. Such was the case well before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since March of 2020, a year unlike any other in the sixty-three year history of our publication has unfolded, and with it has come no shortage of tests.
J. Lincoln Wolfe, Editor-In-Chief