The University of Colorado Law Review is a journal of legal scholarship managed and edited by students and published four times a year. The student members of the Law Review conduct independent legal research, prepare notes and comments for publication, edit the works of their fellow students, as well as articles and book reviews submitted by faculty members and other scholars. New members are selected by the student Board of Editors based in part on class standing and the quality of student essays submitted in a writing competition. Students may receive academic credit for work on the Law Review that meets prescribed standards set by a faculty advisory committee.
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Issue 2 of the University of Colorado Law Review’s annual publication focuses primarily upon legal issues affecting natural resources and environmental law. The natural resources theme issue is a Law Review tradition of nearly twenty years. This issue allows articles about natural resources to be printed in a top-tier law review instead of being relegated to specialty journals.
The University of Colorado Law Review is made up of 60 members, including the Board of Editors, third-year Associate Editors, and second-year Members.
The Board of Editors serves as the executive body of the Law Review and is ultimately responsible for all major policy decisions and the production of the issues. The Board is empowered to revise the bylaws and to make disciplinary decisions. Each Board member earns two credits per semester. The Editor-in-Chief is responsible for the overall management of the production process. The Managing Editor assists the Editor-in-Chief with all of his/her responsibilities and is responsible for non-publication matters (e.g., communication, finances, associate hours, discipline, and morale). The Article Editors review and select submissions, and work with the professional authors to revise their articles for publication. Casenote & Comment Editors are responsible for working with the student authors, including those chosen for publication, and with a small group of second-year Members to help them with topic selection and paper development. The Production Editors are responsible for ensuring a professional-looking, error-free publication, including formatting of articles and managing the citecheck process. The Resource Editor collects the necessary sources for completion of each citecheck.
The third-year Associate Editors are the lifeblood of the Law Review. They can select whether they would like to earn one or two credits per semester. Their credit hours are fulfilled with tasks such as 3L citechecks, assisting the Resource Editor, assisting Staff with the preparation of article submissions, proofreading articles, and completion of other long-term Law Review projects.
Second-year Members have two primary responsibilities. First, they are asked to complete citechecks, by reviewing and correcting footnotes in an article that has been selected for publication. Second, each Member researches and writes a substantial paper addressing any legal topic of interest to that person. The Law Review selects approximately nine of these papers for publication each year. Second-year Members receive one credit each semester for their work.
Incoming second year students are invited to participate on the University of Colorado Law Review based on a write-on competition, which involves the submission of an original work written on any topic contained in the write-on packet which is distributed after spring semester of the first year of law school. The write-on packet will contain all the sources that may be referred to while writing the paper, and reference to any other source is prohibited. Papers submitted for the write-on competition are read and evaluated by 5 current Law Review members and given numeric scores according to content, organization, analysis, and mechanics. The Law Review will use class rank as a minor positive factor for those students ranked in the top ten percent of their class. Authors of the top-scoring papers are extended invitations for membership.
For more information about the write-on process, including if you are a transfer student entering CU Law School as a second-year student in August and you would like to participate in the "write-on" for your current year, please email the Law Review's Office Manager, Colorado Law Review.
Subscriptions are $37.00 per volume in the U.S. and Canada, and $40.00 (USD) in other countries.
Single issues are $15.00, except Conference issues which are $20.00. Colorado residents must add sales tax and may contact our Office Manger for the appropriate amount. Or you may include your tax exempt number with your order.
Back issues are available in hard copy. The Law Review is also available on microform through William S. Hein & Co., Inc., 1285 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14209-1987, as well as online through Lexis Nexis, Westlaw and Hein-On-Line.
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