The Michigan State Law Review is ranked 62nd among flagship journals by Washington & Lee, well above our host school's U.S. News Rank (96).
We are a legal journal that has been dedicated to publishing superior, cutting-edge legal scholarship since 1931. In the last three years, we were cited 26 times by the Stanford Law Review, the Harvard Law Review, the Yale Law Journal, and the Columbia Law Review. Eleven of those citations came in the last year alone. We routinely publish authors from top-30 law schools like Stanford, Virginia, Cornell, UCLA, Iowa, Indiana, U.C. Irvine, and Ohio State.
Our excellence is not limited to the academic realm--In the last two years, our articles have been cited by the Supreme Court of Iowa, the U.S. Court of Appeals, and several U.S. District Courts. In 2005, we were cited in dissent by Justice Clarence Thomas in Kelo v. City of New London, as part of his textual argument against the majority's often-criticized position. Ten years later, one of our articles has returned to the Court, this time in an amicus curiae brief for a patent law case.
Our editors are both respectful and extraordinarily competent. One of our former Editors-in-Chief had his student writing featured on Lawrence Solum's Legal Theory Blog. Our editors routinely accept Clerkships with the U.S. Court of Appeals, the U.S. District Courts, and State Supreme Courts following their graduation. Additionally, those editors who do not publish their student Notes with us often publish their articles with specialty journals at top schools like Harvard, UCLA, Virginia, BYU, and Florida. We know that writing is a personal experience and that law professors are judged mainly on their written product. Thus, we strive to preserve each author's individual voice and always bear in mind that the author is the expert on the material--not us.
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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