Founded in 1947 as the Miami Law Quarterly, the University of Miami Law Review is a legal journal committed to publishing articles of interest to legal scholars 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 issues quarterly, with articles from all areas of legal scholarship. This review is subject-matter neutral and focuses solely on publishing high-quality, cutting-edge scholarship written by law professors, judges, practitioners, and members of the Law Review.
However, the University of Miami Law Review is more than a legal journal. Every spring, the Law Review hosts a symposium on an important legal topic and invites experts from around the country to participate. Past speakers have included Supreme Court justices, managing partners from top law firms, and some of the foremost legal experts from around the country.
Additionally, the University of Miami Law Review is an organization committed to raising the bar for legal scholarship related to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Each year, the Law Review‘s summer issue consists entirely of scholarly work addressing the Eleventh Circuit (fittingly named the Eleventh Circuit Issue)—the only such issue in the nation.
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 2020–2021 academic year, the Law Review will publish its 75th volume.