Rutgers University Law Review Commentaries is the online companion of the Rutgers University Law Review. We aim to publish scholarly works from practitioners, judges, students, and scholars, as well as responses to previously published commentaries and articles. These articles may include case comments, practitioner guides, essays, book reviews, and op-eds.

Commentaries will be published on a rolling basis, and will be selected for publication by a committee of Law Review members. Generally, commentaries will be 5,000 words or fewer. Longer submissions, however, will be considered for publication. Commentaries must conform to traditional legal journal standards but may be lightly footnoted.

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Current Commentaries

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Commentaries Submissions

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Rutgers University Law Review
Attn: Commentaries Editor
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Newark, NJ 07102


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.

Congratulations to Dean Ronald K. Chen ’83 for receiving the Parker A. Small Public Service Award.


Volume 67, Issue 5

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