By contrast, other secondary journals may have their own separate membership competition, or may hold a joint competition with the main law review.
The China Law Journal is an attempt to create a legal publication, that is produced from all groups related to law, including lawyers, academics, students, members of the judiciary, procurators and anyone else in related fields with an interest in China.
Most law reviews select members after their Legal article review year of studies either through a writing competition often referred to as "writing on" to the law reviewtheir first-year grades referred to as "grading on" to the law review or some combination thereof.
However, academics and official rankings usually refuse to evaluate student law reviews as "equals". The written submissions are often of a set length, and applicants are sometimes provided with some or all of the background research. Often the best indicator is the age of the journal; a newer journal will rarely have the same clout with employers that the older journal has, even when the older journal is specialized.
There are a number of reasons why journal membership is desired by some students: On most law reviews, all 2Ls second-year students are staff members while some or all 3Ls third-year students serve as editors.
As members, students are normally expected to: A number of schools will also grant membership to students who independently submit a publishable article. The paths to membership vary from law school to law school, and also from journal to journal, but generally contain a few of the same basic elements.
The write-on competition usually requires applicants to compose a written analysis of a specific legal topic, often a recent Supreme Court decision. At schools with more than one law review, membership on the main or flagship journal is normally considered more prestigious than membership on a specialty law journal.
Another such service, Heinonlineprovides actual scans of the pages of law reviews going back to the s. At many schools, the more prestigious journal is the specialty journal; a low-ranked general journal will rarely attract as much attention as a category-leading specialized journal.
This is not the case at all schools, however. Indian law journals Among academic law journals in India, the Journal of Indian Law Institute and the Delhi Law Review published by the Faculty of Law, University of Delhi since are most prominent and respected among Indian legal scholars and academicians.
A student who has been selected for law review membership is said to have "made the law review.
Student activity[ edit ] Membership on the law review staff is highly sought after by some law students, as it often has a significant impact on their subsequent careers as attorneys. Depending on the law school, students may receive academic credit for their work on the law review, although some journals are entirely extracurricular.
China[ edit ] In China, there are law reviews run by academics, as well as law reviews run by students.
The Melbourne Journal of International Law is also considered to be more influential and prestigious than most generalist law reviews in Australia. Online legal research providers[ edit ] Online legal research providers such as Westlaw and LexisNexis give users access to the complete text of most law reviews published beginning from the late s.
History of law reviews[ edit ]. In any case, membership on any such journal is a valuable credential when searching out employment after law school. Submissions normally are graded blindly, with submissions identified only by a number which the graders will not be able to connect to a particular applicant.
Upon graduation, the editor-in-chief of the law review can often expect to be highly recruited by the most prestigious law firms. The editorial staff is normally responsible for reviewing and selecting articles for publication, managing the editing process, and assisting members in writing their notes and comments.
The Melbourne University Law Review regularly outperforms Sydney Law Review on impact, citation in journal and cases and combined rankings.The Cambridge Law Journal publishes articles on all aspects of law. Special emphasis is placed on contemporary developments, but the journal's range includes jurisprudence and legal history.
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