ABOUT THE LAW REVIEW
The Brigham Young University Law Review is made up of second- and third-year students at the J. Reuben Clark Law School. The Law Review’s goal is to produce a legal periodical for use by scholars, practitioners and judges. Members of the Law Review contribute to this goal by editing and writing articles and by performing other tasks associated with the publication of the Law Review that are assigned periodically throughout the year.
The Law Review attracts two categories of written work. The first category includes articles, essays, and book reviews, which are typically written by professors, practicing attorneys, or other legal scholars. The second category includes shorter notes and comments written by students that briefly analyze specific cases or areas of the law.
The Law Review publishes six issues each year. Each issue typically contains four to five articles and a combination of two to four notes and comments. The Law Review publishes the proceedings of the annual International Law & Religion Symposium, sponsored by the BYU International Center for Law & Religious Studies, in the third issue of each volume. Once a year, the Law Review hosts other symposia concentrating on timely and significant topics and publishes the articles that result.
By preparing articles, notes, and comments for publication, the members of the Law Review receive intensive legal writing and editing experience. This experience improves the members’ ability to analyze and discuss legal issues and contributes significantly to the orderly development of the law. A description of the editing process and staff member responsibilities are included in the Law Review Handbook. Specific aspects of the Law Review’s purposes, structure, and organization are contained in the Law Review Bylaws.