About Us

The Michigan Law Review publishes eight issues annually. Seven of each volume’s eight issues are composed of two major parts: Articles by legal scholars and practitioners, and Notes by law students. One issue in each volume is devoted to Book Reviews.

Michigan Law Review Online publishes short articles and op-ed style pieces by academics, judges, practitioners, and law students, as well as timely responses to articles in the print journal of the Michigan Law Review. Our online companion quickly disseminates the legal community’s initial impressions of important judicial decisions and legislative developments.

Mission Statement

The Michigan Law Review is a student-run legal journal with two primary objectives: publishing exceptional scholarship that contributes to the understanding, application, and evolution of the law; and developing future leaders of the legal profession. The Law Review undertakes this mission understanding that the best scholarship has impact beyond the legal academy. To achieve its ends, the Law Review seeks to elevate a diversity of viewpoints, ideas, and identities and to amplify historically marginalized voices. The Law Review publishes outstanding pieces from established and up-and-coming legal scholars, judges, practitioners, and law students.

The journal shall be published at least eight times per academic year. It shall appear that the periodical is published by or under the auspices of the University of Michigan Law School (“The Law School”).

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Editor-in-Chief
 Dashaya J. Foreman

Executive Production Editor
 Michaela Olson

Executive Articles Editor
 Taylor J. Wilson

Articles Editors
 William W. Ellis II
 Eugene Lee
 Scott T. MacGuidwin
 Seth Mayer
Christina Van Wagenen 

Managing Editor
 Nia C. Vogel

Executive Notes Editor
 Annie Schuver

Notes Editors
 William Hanna
 Noah P. Harrison
 Hank Minor
 Alexander J. Noronha
 Lara C. Ryan

Executive Development Editor
 Matthew D Feng

Senior Executive Editor
 Philip E. Manning

Executive Editors
Jacob I. Abudaram
Erik R. Bubolz
Daryl T. Dietsche
William S. Jankowski
Roshni J. Sopariwalla
Lauren J. Yu

Managing Online Editor
 Zofia A. Peach

Executive Online Editors

 Grant Simon
 José L. Urteaga

 Amulya Vadapalli
 Jen Xue

Book Review Editors
 Gabriel E. Chess
 Elena S. Meth

Senior Editors

 Roberto V. Arza
 Anjali L. Baliga
 Victoria Basedow
 Shay M. Collins
 Rebecca C. Fisher
 Kiara D. Goodwine
 Rachel A. Harrington
 Amy W. Jiang
 Lauren E. Kimmel
 Alex W. Kornfeld
 Ally Krenos
 Rebecca Lowy
 Elizabeth R. Mansour

Himani Nadgauda
Alexis Oh
Alexandra Rogel
Mark Rucci
John P. Ryan
Megan M. Shanklin
Y. Sean Shih
Gabrielle E. Simeck
Julia L. Sutherland
Maureen V. Tabet
Lauren Ashley Week
Katherine M. Welty
Jackman L. Wilson

Associate Editors

 Halle E. Alitz
Brillian W. Bao
 Delaney Battle
 Sarah M.L. Bender
 Megan R. Beyer
William Bock, IV
Carter E. Brace
Robert N. Brewer
Charles L. Brown
Sophia G. Bucci
Kathryn E.T. Buggs
Stephanie L. Chin
Wesley S. Christmann
Collin D. Christner
Hannah A. Cohen-Smith
Casey M. Cousineau
Aaron Cox
Aviva K. Diamond
 Jacqueline E. Diggs
Sophia Dillon-Davidson
Rita Elfarissi
James “Tre” W. Fitts III
Kassandra S. Fotiadis
Allison M. Goldman
John E. Grosboll
Ethan Haughie
Graham K. Heise
David M. Holmes
Nicholas Gadola Holmes
Hannah M.S. Juge
Lauren Jung

Calvin Changyoung Kim
Margaret R. Larin
Carlos A. Larrauri
Louisa R. Lennon
Alexander Levin
Margot A. Libertini
Benjamin D. Marvin-Vanderryn
Grayson M. Metzger
Ashley N. Munger
Adina Nadler
Elizabeth L. Munoz-Smith
Madeleine Nagle
Katherine M. Osborn
Edward Webre Plaut
Ross Hastings Pollack
Nethra K. Raman
Jordan A. Schuler
Francis H. Schulze
Jaclyn A. Schulze
Brandon A. Splitter
Theodore L. Steinberg
Nicholas A. Sweeney
Max Totsky
Eric M. Walker
Muiz K. Wani
Brittany Warren
Matthew D. Weiner
Tallulah D. Wick
Peter C. Wojtal
Michelle A. Wolk
Derek Zeigler

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History

In 1901, Gustavus Ohlinger, a student in the Law Department of the University of Michigan, approached the Dean with a proposal for a law journal. The faculty accepted the proposal, and the Michigan Law Review began publication in 1902, making it the sixth oldest legal journal in the country. The Law Review originally was intended as a forum in which the faculty of the Law Department could publish its legal scholarship. The faculty resolution creating the Law Review required every faculty member to submit two articles per year to the new journal.

From its inception until 1940, the Law Review‘s student members worked under the direction of faculty members who served as Editor-in-Chief—the first was Floyd Mechem, the last Paul Kauper. In 1940, the first student Editor-in-Chief was selected. During the years that followed, student editors were given increasing responsibility and autonomy.

Today, the Law Review is run with no faculty supervision. Seven of each volume’s eight issues ordinarily are composed of two major parts: Articles written by legal scholars and practitioners and Notes written by law students. One issue in each volume is devoted to Book Reviews.

Membership Selection

Associate Editor Selection Procedures

The Michigan Law Review seeks to select a staff of hardworking, diverse individuals with strong analytical and writing skills who will work cooperatively and enthusiastically to produce a scholarly journal.

Each year, the Law Review selects approximately 50 Associate Editors from among the first-year class and eligible dual-degree students. A writing competition for the first-year class is held each May and applicants are notified of selection decisions in early July.

Note-On Policy

In addition to those students admitted to the Michigan Law Review through the Spring Writing Competition, second-year students at Michigan Law may become members of the Law Review by producing and publishing a Note. The Law Review encourages students writing innovative scholarship to consider publishing their papers via the Note-On process.

For more information, including eligibility requirements, please review our Note-On Policy or contact the Executive Notes Editor.