Founded in 1947 as the Miami Law Quarterly, the University of Miami Law Review is a quarterly legal journal committed to publishing articles of interest to legal scholars and practitioners. The Law Review publishes articles by professors, judges, and practitioners. All articles—even those by the most respected authorities—are subjected to a rigorous editorial process designed to sharpen and strengthen substance and tone. As a student-run organization, student editors make all editorial and organizational decisions. These attributes steadily contributed to the Law Review‘s success, which helped it achieve the distinction of the longest continuously running student legal publication in the State of Florida.
The University of Miami Law Review publishes one volume per year composed of four separate issues published in the Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer. The Summer Issue features pieces analyzing the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals (fittingly named the Eleventh Circuit Issue) and is the only such issue in the nation.
The Law Review also hosts an annual live Symposium at the University of Miami School of Law in February. Information regarding the 2016 Symposium can be found here. Articles developed for the Symposium are then published in the Winter Issue of the subsequent year.
The Law Review has both a professional and an educational mission. It serves the legal profession, the bench, the bar, and the academy by providing a forum for the publication of original legal research of the highest quality. We accept and scrutinize hundreds of written submissions annually to select approximately six articles in each issue. We also ensure uniformity in the citation of authority by following The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation.
The Law Review also affords the Editorial Board two valuable educational experiences. First, we provide training in the performance of all the editorial and administrative tasks associated with the publication of a professional legal journal. Second, we assist each of our members in preparing an original work of scholarship suitable for professional publication.
In the 2015–2016 academic year, the Law Review will publish its 70th volume.