Annual Alumni and Student Reception

The Michigan State Law Review is proud to announce the Annual Alumni and Student Reception, which will be held Thursday, March 3 from 6:00p.m. until 8:00p.m. We hope our distinguished alumni will join us for a night recognizing our alumni who have shown a dedication to continuing excellence in the legal community and honoring our current students who have been or are being published in the Michigan State Law Review and other journals. For more information, please see 2016-2017 Michigan State Law Review Annual Alumni and Student Reception. To RSVP, please follow this link to the Office of Advancement: RSVP to Annual Alumni and Student Reception.

Digital Publication of Public Domain(s): Law, Generating Knowledge, and Furthering Innovation in the Information Economy

The Michigan State Law Review is pleased to announce the digital publication of its second issue of the 2015 volume. This issue contains articles from authors who participated in the October 2, 2014, symposium of the Michigan State Intellectual Property, Information & Communications Law Program (IPIC) and the Michigan State Law Review, entitled Public Domain(s): Law, Generating Knowledge, and Furthering Innovation in the Information Economy. These articles are available for download on the Michigan State Law Review Digital Commons.

About Public Domain(s): Law, Generating Knowledge, and Furthering Innovation in the Information Economy

This symposium examined the conflict arising out of innovation policy through a broad lens, aiming to find common themes or lessons from the many areas of law that impact innovation policy. Using as spring boards the recently decided Supreme Court cases, Bowman v. Monsanto Co. and American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. v. Aereo, Inc., the symposium asked whether intellectual property law is creating any coherent rules—or even coherent approaches—to evaluating this conflict. Looking beyond IP, the symposium recognized this conflict in network industries, as evidenced the FCC’s recent “network neutrality” order and goes onto to look to alternatives to IP in encouraging innovation. For additional information, see the symposium's website.

Featured Authors

The issue features a number of leading scholars, including:

  • Adam Candeub
  • Annemarie Bridy
  • Bruce E. Boyden
  • Jennifer Carter-Johnson
  • J. Janewa Osei-Tutu
  • Yaniv Heled J.S.D.
  • Daryl Lim
  • Justin (Gus) Hurwitz
  • John Blevins
  • Rob Frieden
  • Jorge L. Contreras
  • Andrew W. Torrance & Eric von Hippel
  • Thomas D. Jeitschko
  • James Ming Chen

We welcome your response to any of these articles or ideas through submission to the Michigan State Legal Forum. For submission guidelines, please see our Submissions page.

Happy Graduation Day!

The Michigan State Law Review is pleased to announce the graduation of the 2015 class, which occurred on May 15, 2015. The impact of this class on the Law Review was astounding, pushing the journal to become paperless through electronic cite checking. Please join us in congratulating the 2015 class of the Michigan State Law Review:

  • Leah Jurss
  • Dustyn Coontz
  • Christopher K. Walker
  • Ashley Chrysler
  • Stephen Layne
  • Kent Sparks
  • William J. Cox
  • Brandon Eckerle
  • John Fraser
  • Rachel Gizicki
  • Jessica Hoff
  • Alicia Kreh
  • Nathan Reitinger
  • Crystal Bultje
  • Philip Clark
  • Erin Hankins Diaz
  • Matthew Piccolo
  • Jacquelynn Kittel
  • Benjamin Krinke
  • Matthew Peterson
  • Kyle Asher
  • Elizabeth Busdicker
  • Kathryn Church
  • Megan Cripss
  • Stephen Delie
  • Nickolas Galdendez
  • Ryan Gomez
  • Bryan Honeycutt
  • Samuel Kassa
  • Devin Kenney
  • David Loudon
  • Michael Maahs
  • Anna Norwood
  • Kathryn Oberer
  • Tyler Olney
  • Joseph Pettinato
  • Amanda Steffy
  • Anne Strawbridge
  • Neil Sullenberger
  • Erin Elizabeth Sweeney
  • Mitchell J. Widener
  • Ena Zejnlovic

Best of luck to these alums as they study for the bar and begin their careers!

Members of the 2014-2015 Editorial Board.

Beginning of the Write-On Competition for Fall 2015

The hunt is on for a great new crop of staff members at the Michigan State Law Review. Last Wednesday (May 13, 2015), members of the Editorial Board saw over half of the first-year class at the Michigan State University College of Law to distribute the Write-On Competition materials. Students will have until Sunday, June 7, 2015, to complete the Bluebook exam and casenote. Best of luck to the 1Ls as they write and edit!

Congratulations to the 2015-2016 Editorial Board!

On February 8, 2015, the Michigan State Law Review was pleased to announce the incoming editorial board for the 2015-2016 year:

Jennifer Muse, Editor-in-Chief

Paul Vogel, Executive Editor

Jay Lonick, Senior Articles Editor

Autumn Gear & Brian Anhalt, Senior Managing Editors

Jessica Odell, Senior Symposia Editor

Marie Rauschenberger, Senior Notes Editor

Broc Gullett, Joshua LaBar, Cecilia Kohler & Aaron Levin, Articles Editors

Herman Hofman, Andrew Jurgensen & Elizabeth Kingston, Notes Editors

Emily Turbiak, Thomas Dillon, Katie Sieber, Kelly Herrmann, Tim Lee & Piotr Matusiak, Managing Editors