We are a legal journal that has been dedicated to publishing superior, cutting-edge legal scholarship since 1931. The Michigan State Law Review is consistently ranked among the top 100 flagship law reviews and appeals to a global audience by publishing articles on a variety of topics. Historically, our articles have been cited with approval in many of the nation's leading law journals, and we routinely work with authors from America's top legal institutions.
Our success is not limited to the academic realm: In the last few years, our articles have been cited for support by both state and federal courts across the United States. In 2005, we were cited in dissent by Justice Clarence Thomas in Kelo v. City of New London, as part of his textual argument in opposition to the majority's frequently criticized opinion. Even more recently, one of our articles has returned to the Court, this time within an amicus curiae brief for a patent law case.
Our editors are both respectful and highly competent. A recent Editor-in-Chief has been featured on Lawrence Solum's Legal Theory Blog. Other graduating editors frequently accept clerkships within the federal court system and state appellate courts. Our editors who do not publish their student notes with us often accept publication offers with specialty journals from leading schools like Harvard, UCLA, Virginia, BYU, and Florida.
We know that writing is a personal experience and that law professors are often judged on their written product. Thus, we strive to preserve each author's individual voice, and a great deal of our success stems from the high level of deference we have historically afforded our authors in the publication process.
Quantifying Criminal Procedure: How to Unlock the Potential of Big Data in our Criminal Justice System
Halting the Senseless Civil War Against White-Collar Offenders: "The Conduct Undermined the Integrity of the Markets" and Other Fallacies
Mirko Bagaric, Alfred Deakin Professor & Chair in Law, Director of the Center for Evidence-Based Sentencing, Deakin University
Jean Du Plessis, Chair in Law, Director of the Center for Comparative Corporate Governance, Deakin University
Jaclyn Silver, J.D., SUNY Buffalo Law School
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David R. Sheaffer, Articles Editor, Michigan State Law Review
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