Rutgers Law School maintains a proud tradition of publishing influential legal scholarship in student-run law journals. Student membership on a law journal offers meaningful opportunities for intellectual and professional growth through the selection, authorship, and editing of new legal scholarship. Academic credit is available for student participation on a law journal. There also are student-led publications that do not offer academic credit, but do publish articles on law-related topics.
With the exception of the Rutgers University Law Review and the Rutgers Business Law Review, which is co-located in Newark and Camden, each journal is primarily located in either Newark or Camden. However, all journals are open for membership by students in both locations. Each journal also has a faculty advisor in both locations.
- Rutgers University Law Review
- Rutgers Computer and Technology Law Journal
- Rutgers Journal of Law & Public Policy
- Rutgers Journal of Law & Religion
- Rutgers Law Record
- Rutgers Race and the Law Review
- Women’s Rights Law Reporter
- The Rutgers Business Law Review
- Rutgers International Law & Human Rights Journal
The Rutgers University Law Review is the flagship law journal of Rutgers Law School. First published in 1915 as the New Jersey Law Review, the inaugural issue printed an address on legal professionalism at the law school by President William Howard Taft. The Rutgers University Law Review’s predecessor publications include the Mercer Beasley Law Review (Newark, 1932–1936), University of Newark Law Review (1936–1942), Rutgers Law Review (Newark, 1946–2015), and Rutgers Law Journal (Camden, 1966–2015). The Law Review, co-located in Camden and Newark, is a professional publication devoted to critical discussions of current legal problems. Issued five times a year, the Law Review publishes lead articles by practitioners and scholars, as well as student contributions in the form of notes, comments, and online commentary. The Law Review publishes an annual survey of state constitutional law and an issue featuring work presented at its yearly symposium.
The Rutgers University Law Review may be contacted by telephone at 973-353-5391 (Newark) or 856-295-2684 (Camden), or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founded in 1969, the Rutgers Computer and Technology Law Journal is one of the earliest and longest running academic journals dedicated to scholarship on the interaction between law and technology. Issued semi-annually, the RCTLJ publishes scholarship on the legal implications of computer technology and the use of such technology within the legal profession. The RCTLJ is primarily based in Newark.
The Rutgers Computer and Technology Law Journal may be contacted by telephone at 973-353-5549 or by email at RutgersCompTech@gmail.com.
The Rutgers Journal of Law & Public Policy is a premier periodical for scholarship articulating vital intersections between the law and public policy. Grounded in the ever-deepening awareness that interdisciplinary investigation is crucial to an understanding of law and culture, the RJLPP provides a unique intellectual forum for encounters between law and a variety of disciplines. The RJLPP is primarily located in Camden.
The Rutgers Journal of Law & Public Policy may be contacted by telephone at 856-225-6265 or by email at email@example.com.
Founded in 1999, the Rutgers Journal of Law and Religion (RJLR) is the world's first online legal journal dedicated to the study of the dynamic interaction between law and religion. These distinct but interwoven social phenomena cannot be overstated in their historical impact and their interplay continues to define our modern world. The RJLR is proud to provide a global forum devoted to scholarly discussion and illumination of this cultural intersection. The RJLR publishes controversial and current articles relating law and religion. The RJLR recognizes that, as the world becomes figuratively smaller and secular constructs such as law become more complex, an understanding of the role of religion within this transformation has become more crucial than ever. The goal of the RJLR is to explore how law impacts different religions, and reciprocally, how various religions impact the law. The RJLR is primarily located in Camden.
The Rutgers Journal of Law & Religion may be contacted at http://www.lawandreligion.com/contact.
The Rutgers Law Record is a student-run academic journal committed to publishing scholarly legal work in a paperless format. The Rutgers Law Record was the first online law journal in the United States, with many other journals across the country following its lead in online publishing. The Rutgers Law Record is a general subject matter journal that focuses on articles that provide important contributions to current legal scholarship and discourse. Its staff members are selected through a rigorous writing competition that evaluates writing, analytical, and editorial skills. The Record is primarily located in Newark.
The Rutgers Law Record may be reached by telephone at 973-353-3011 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Rutgers Race and the Law Review provides a forum for scholarship and dialogue on race, ethnicity, and the law. Established in 1996, it is the second journal in the country to focus on the broad spectrum of multicultural issues. It addresses the concerns of people of color and covers various types of political ideologies, philosophies, and religions. Of special interests are treaties, agreements, and laws promulgated among different nations and the impact they have on people of color. Consequently, the Race Review will cover international as well as national topics of race and the law. The RRLR is primarily located in Newark.
The Rutgers Race and the Law Review may be contacted by telephone at 973-353-3141 or by email at email@example.com.
The Women’s Rights Law Reporter is a quarterly journal of legal scholarship and feminist criticism published by students at the Rutgers Law School. Founded in 1970 by now-Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and feminist activists, legal workers, and law students and first published independently in New York City, the Reporter moved to Rutgers in 1972 and became formally affiliated with the law school in 1974. It is the oldest legal periodical in the United States focusing exclusively on the field of women’s rights law. The Reporter examines legislative developments, significant federal and state court cases, judicial doctrines, litigation strategies, and the lives and careers of prominent women jurists, the legal profession, and other areas of the law or public policy relating to women’s rights. The Reporter is primarily located in Newark.
The Women’s Rights Law Reporter may be contacted at 973-353-3106.
The Rutgers Business Law Review was founded in 2002 as the Rutgers Bankruptcy Law Journal, changing its name to its present form in 2017. The RBLR publishes twice annually in the Spring and Fall on Westlaw, LexisNexis, and HeinOnline. The Journal is the preeminent space for research and publication in the area of business and corporate law within Rutgers Law School and primarily operates as an academic outlet for students interested in pursuing these ever-expanding fields of law. Areas of research and publication include, but are not limited to, securities law, corporate governance and entity formation, mergers and acquisitions, cryptocurrency and blockchain, as well as international trade and tax law.
The RBLR is proud to have a vibrant student membership in both Newark and Camden.
The Rutgers Business Law Review may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or 973-353-5553.
The Rutgers International Law and Human Rights Journal is the Law School’s only journal, and one of the few in America, publishing double-blind, fully peer-reviewed scholarship, accompanied by traditional student-authored notes and comments, book reviews, and analysis of recent important legal decisions.
In addition to its published scholarship, the Journal annually hosts two symposium, and publishes online topical interviews, podcasts and other content, which can be accessed at www.rutgers-ilhr-journal.org
The Journal is managed through a three-pronged approach: its Executive and Editorial Board of Newark and Camden law students, aided by its faculty advisors; an Editorial Advisory Board of peer-reviewers; and an Executive Advisory Board of international law and human rights practitioners. This structure aids the Journal in its mission “to create an important forum through which leading legal scholars and students can foster intellectual and interdisciplinary dialogue on emerging and key legal issues affecting the global community.”
The Journal's management also aids in achieving one of the Journal's most innovative objectives: bringing into the American discussion on international law and human rights, those scholars which have heretofore been ignored or undervalued. The Journal is committed to highlighting the work of scholars or practitioners from Africa, Asia, Latin America, and other overlooked legal communities, to enhance the international legal debate in the United States.
Organized with the belief that the posits and norms of international law and human rights are not just a varnish on the human existence, the Journal’s vision holds that these must be the foundation of our legal work, as institutions and states become more inextricably-intertwined and interdependent, to create a civil, just and sustainable world. With the advance of globalization and its attendant impacts on actors from all corners, many legal issues remain unsettled or not even yet identified. As such, the legitimacy of international law and human rights is aided by critical and new legal scholarship today, to help shape the legal disputes and doctrines of tomorrow.
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