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The student-run New England Law Review publishes a journal of cutting-edge legal scholarship by professional and student authors, enabling students to sharpen their legal writing and research skills. Over the years, Law Review articles have been cited in numerous statutes, federal regulations, cases, books, other law reviews, and journals.
Law Review students hone their research and writing skills.

A Rewarding Experience

Student positions on the Law Review are highly respected and much sought-after. A writing competition and academic performance are used to select Law Review staff, whose responsibilities include editing manuscripts submitted for publication, writing commentaries on various areas of the law, and organizing symposia. 

Shining a Spotlight on Legal Controversies

The Law Review is in the forefront of legal questions that challenge the nation. Same-sex marriage, the War on Terror, incarcerated African Americans, clean water, and contraception are but a few of the critical issues that have been analyzed in recent issues.

A Proven Path to Career Success

The Law Review has been a springboard for generations of students, who have gone on to important positions at all levels of the legal profession, government, and business. “Law Review literally changed my life,” said the Honorable Victor Ort ’70, who served as a judge on the Nassau County (New York) Supreme Court. His path to the bench began with a job at the Nassau County Legal Aid Society, which was impressed with his law review experience.

Online Versions Extend Reach and Influence

The Law Review’s print version recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. Its online editions include On Remand, which publishes original content on timely legal issues and produces one of the few law review podcasts in the country, and Offer of Proof, which focuses on criminal and civil confinement law.

Symposia Showcase Legal Experts

Students organize symposia on topics of their choosing, showcasing leading legal authorities in a wide range of subject areas. Recent topics have included “The First Amendment Bubble: How Privacy and Paparazzi Threaten a Free Press” and “Sexual Violence in the U.S. Military: Discipline, Justice, and Command.”

Faculty Advisor

Professor Lawrence Friedman, the Law Review's faculty advisor, is an authority on Constitutional law, information privacy law, national security law, and state Constitutional law. He is a past board president of the Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law and Justice and a board member of the Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps.

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Lawrence M. Friedman
Lawrence M. Friedman

Professor of Law

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