History of the Rutgers University Law Review 

Beginning with Volume 67, Issue 1, the Newark-based Rutgers Law Review and Camden-based Rutgers Law Journal combined to form a unified Rutgers University Law Review. Combining the best elements of the two Journals, the Rutgers University Law Review represents a new beginning for legal education at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. The merger of the flagship student-edited Journals from the Rutgers School of Law—Camden and the Rutgers School of Law—Newark led the way for the comprehensive merger of the two law schools themselves that are now the united Rutgers Law School.

The creation of the Rutgers University Law Review showcases the promise that the wider merger of Rutgers’ two law schools holds. Students from both Newark and Camden now serve on the Journal’s staff. In its first year as a merged entity, the Rutgers University Law Review produced a six-issue volume, with each campus individually working on three issues. Beginning with Volume 68, the combined Editorial Board jointly produces five issues per year. The Rutgers University Law Review will, moreover, honor the dual legacy of its predecessors. Continuing the practice of the Rutgers Law Journal, the Rutgers University Law Review will publish its Annual Issue on State Constitutional Law Issue. Further, continuing the practice of the Rutgers Law Review, the Rutgers University Law Review will publish an annual Symposium Issue. Like the wider law school merger, the Rutgers University Law Review is greater than the sum of its parts. We are confident that it will become a prominent and sought-after forum for leading scholarship and will reflect well upon the major public research university that is Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

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Please join the Rutgers University Law Review at the 27th Annual State Constitutional Law Lecture at Rutgers Law School, Camden campus, on Tuesday, Feb. 2, at 12:00 PM. Mary Bonauto, who successfully argued for marriage equality before the Supreme Court in Obergefell v. Hodges, will serve as the speaker.

The American Law Institute announces the publication of Volume 68, Issue 1.

The New Jersey Women Lawyers Association recognized two Law Review members at its 8th Annual Women’s Initiative and Leaders in the Law Platinum Gala. The Honorable Barbara Byrd Wecker ’74 received the Platinum Award and Sabrina Baig ’17 received a grant for her essay, A Near Zero Tolerance Policy.

Congratulations to Staff Editor Christine Braswell ’17 for receiving a scholarship from Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C. The scholarship is granted based on the student’s academic, vocational, and volunteer background.

American Bar Association Approves Merger Creating Rutgers Law School.

United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts cites four articles from Volume 67, Issue 3, in the 1st drug-patent-settlement ruling since its June publication.


Volume 68, Issue 2

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