Celebrating its 44th anniversary, the Akron Law Review is a scholarly legal publication of The University of Akron School of Law that produces an annual volume of four issues for use by scholars, practitioners, and judges. In 2010, the Akron Law Review was ranked #39 out of over 200 ABA-accredited and major foreign general, student-edited journals on the Washington and Lee impact rankings (based in citations per issue). This is the fifth consecutive year the Akron Law Review was in the top 50. We accept articles on all issues. Prior symposiums have focused on professional responsibility, summary judgment, complex litigation, elder law, judicial elections, and education law.
Members of the Akron Law Review contribute to the publication by editing the articles selected for publication and by writing their own notes and comments. By editing selected articles, staff members improve their own editing, writing, and citation skills while being exposed to different areas of law. The Editor-in-Chief and the Editorial Board oversee the selection, editing, and publication process.
As they write their own note or comment, they further expand their legal research, writing, and editing abilities while exploring the intricacies of a particular area of law. Throughout the writing process, they are guided by the second-year members of the Law Review, the Executive Editor and law faculty. More information about the structure and processes used by the Law Review is available in the Constitution and Bylaws.
The Law Review is composed of second-, third-, and fourth-year full-time and part-time students. Members are selected either based on their grades after the first-year of law school or through a write-on competition conducted every summer. Invitations are sent to eligible students in July, and a training session is held in early to mid-August.