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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 Carter E. Brace

Executive Production Editor
  Margaret R. Larin

Executive Articles Editor
  Hannah M.S. Juge

Articles Editors
 Megan R. Beyer
Casey M. Cousineau
 Louisa R. Lennon
Matthew D. Weiner
Michelle A. Wolk 

Managing Editor
 Robert N. Brewer

Executive Notes Editor
  Hannah A. Cohen Smith

Notes Editors
  Kassandra S. Fotiadis
  Ashley N. Munger
  Katherine M. Osborn
  Edward Webre Plaut
  Jordan A. Schuler

Executive Development Editor
  James “Tre” W. Fitts III 

Senior Executive Editor
  Rita Elfarissi

Executive Editors
Sophia G. Bucci
 David M. Holmes
 Ross Hastings Pollack
 Theodore L. Steinberg
 Nicholas A. Sweeney
 Tallulah D. Wick
 Derek Zeigler

Managing Online Editor
  Alexander Levin

Executive Online Editors

Brillian W. Bao
Stephanie L. Chin

Jacqueline E. Diggs
Allison M. Goldman

Book Review Editors
  Benjamin D. Marvin-Vanderryn
  Nethra K. Raman

Senior Editors

Halle E. Alitz
Delaney Battle
 William Bock, IV
 Charles L. Brown
 Wesley S. Christmann
 Collin D. Christner
Aaron Cox
Aviva K. Diamond
Sophia Dillon-Davidson
John E. Grosboll

Ethan Haughie
Graham K. Heise
Nicholas Gadola Holmes
Lauren Jung
Calvin Changyoung Kim
Carlos A. Larrauri
Margot A. Libertini
Grayson M. Metzger
Adina Nadler

Elizabeth L. Munoz-Smith
Madeleine Nagle
Francis H. Schulze
Jaclyn A. Schulze
Brandon A. Splitter
Max Totsky
Eric M. Walker
Muiz K. Wani
Brittany Warren
Peter C. Wojtal

Associate Editors

Anna Sophia Acker
Amna Amin
Kavitha N. Babu
Scott R. Bays
David M. Canada
Caleb E. Chadwell
Aelya Ehtasham
J. Arthur Etter
Kathleen L. Farace
Dean H. Farmer
Vivian M. Fernandez
Alec J. Fischbein
Sunita Ganesh
Hailey Badger Gordon
Ethan M. Greenberg
Salvatore J. Guido
Tess E. Hancock
Elana E. Herbst
Frank J. Huang
Leah G. Humble

Jacquelyn S. Ingrassia
Alexander J. Izbiky
Dimitar Aco Jakimovski
Ryan P. Jansen
Zachary A. Kaplan
Ryo Kawashima
Karisma L. Keeton
Jeesae Kim
Stephanie S. Kim
Karen M. Laska
Ellory C. Longdon
Emily Lovell
Denis Maguire
Emmy Maluf
Zanyar Mansoubi
Savannah M. Miracle
Muhammad Burhan Musani
Priyanka R. Podugu
Alexander M. Porter

Jiadi “Lulu” Qian
Ayesha A. Qureshi
Matthew G. Rice
Kathleen Ross
Olivia M. Round
Arian Carlo Rubio
Kamryn L. Sannicks
Elena C. Schultz
Sara E. Shapiro
Samuel Parkman Shaw
Jeffrey T. Simmons
Jebediah Taylor
Alexander “AJ” Tsang
Madeline M. Turk
Jessica L. Ullom-Minnich
Peter G. VanDyken
Grace Vedock
Dominic Woods, Jr.
Daniel S. Youkilis
Rina L. Zhang


 Jessica L. Pasquale

Editorial Assistant

 Connie M. Swindle

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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.