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The Boston College Law Review is an academic journal of legal scholarship and a student organization at Boston College Law School. It was established in 1959. Until 1977, it was known as the Boston College Industrial & Commercial Law Review. Among student-edited general-interest law reviews, it is currently ranked 22nd in the Washington and Lee School of Law Law Journal Rankings.[1]

Boston College Law Review  
DisciplineLegal studies
Edited byHunter Malasky & Vasundhara Prasad (EICs)
Publication details
Former name(s)
Boston College Industrial & Commercial Law Review
Publication history
Boston College Law School (United States)
Frequency8/year (plus an on-line only supplement)
Standard abbreviations
B.C. L. Rev.
Boston Coll. Law Rev.
OCLC no.806486089

The journal publishes eight issues each year (plus an online-only issue, known as the E. Supp., that provides commentary on recent en banc and other significant federal circuit court decisions).[2] Each print issue typically includes four or five articles concerning legal issues of national interest written by outside authors, as well as several student-written notes. The journal has published articles on such wide-ranging topics as the legal issues involved in managing the lives of ex-offenders, the compensation of fund managers in the mutual fund industry, and the contributions of interdisciplinary evidence scholarship. The journal also hosts symposia from time to time and publishes the resulting scholarship.[3]

The journal is staffed by approximately 70 second- and 70 third-year law students. Staff positions are filled by students who either attain the top five grades in each first-year section, who score highest in the first-year writing competition, or a combination of these two criteria.[4]

Notable articlesEdit

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  • Snyder, Brad, & Barrett, John Q. (2012). "Rehnquist's Missing Letter: A Former Law Clerk's 1955 Thoughts on Justice Jackson and Brown" (PDF). Boston College Law Review. 53: 631.
  • Amar, Vikram David (2011). "The NCAA as Regulator, Litigant, and State Actor". Boston College Law Review. 52: 415.
  • Spencer, A. Benjamin (2008). "Plausibility Pleading". Boston College Law Review. 49: 431.
  • Minow, Martha (2007). "Should Religious Groups Be Exempt from Civil Rights Laws?". Boston College Law Review. 48: 781.
  • Park, Roger C.; Saks, Michael J. (2006). "Evidence Scholarship Reconsidered: Results of the Interdisciplinary Turn" (PDF). Boston College Law Review. 47: 949.


  1. ^ "Law Journals: Submissions and Ranking". Washington and Lee University School of Law. 2014-06-25. Archived from the original on 2006-03-07. Retrieved 2014-06-25.
  2. ^ "E. Supp. Current Issue". Boston College Law Review. Retrieved 2012-12-21.
  3. ^ "One Toke Too Far? The Horizontal-Federalism Implications of Marijuana Legalization, 58 3 B.C. L. Rev. 857 (2017)". Retrieved 2017-11-29.
  4. ^ "Membership". Boston College Law Review. Retrieved 2012-12-21.

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