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Michigan Law Review

The Michigan Law Review (Bluebook abbreviation: Mich. L. Rev.) is an American law review that was established in 1902 and is completely run by law students. It is the flagship law journal of the University of Michigan Law School and one of the top law journals in the United States.

Michigan Law Review  
A typical Michigan Law Review cover.
Mich. Law Rev.
Mich. L. Rev.
Discipline Law
Language English
Edited by John He
Publication details
Publisher
Publication history
1902-present
Frequency Monthly
2.56
Indexing
ISSN 0026-2234
OCLC no. 1757366
JSTOR 00262234
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Contents

HistoryEdit

The Michigan Law Review was established in 1902, after Gustavus Ohlinger, a student in the Law Department (now the Law School) of the University of Michigan, approached the dean with a proposal for a law journal.[1] The Michigan Law Review was originally intended as a forum in which the faculty of the Law Department could publish its legal scholarship. The faculty resolution creating the Michigan Law Review required every faculty member to submit two articles per year to the new journal.[2]

From its inception until 1940, the Michigan Law Review's student members worked under the direction of faculty members who served as editor-in-chief.[3] The first of these 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 Michigan Law Review is run with no faculty supervision.[4] The current editor-in-chief is John He. Day-to-day production operations are overseen by the current managing editor, Emerson Bursis. Seven of each volume's eight issues ordinarily are composed of two major parts: "Articles" by legal scholars and practitioners and "Notes" written by the student editors. One issue in each volume is devoted to book reviews. Occasionally special issues are devoted to symposia or colloquia.

RankingsEdit

In 2016, PrawfsBlawg ranked the Michigan Law Review as the 6th best law journal by weighing its Google Scholar Metrics law journal ranking, US News Peer Reputation Ranking, US News Overall Ranking, and the W&L Combined Ranking.[5][6] Based on data from 2009 through 2016, Washington and Lee University School of Law ranked the Michigan Law Review as the 7th best law journal.[7] According to Google Scholar Metrics, the Michigan Law Review was the 7th best law journal in 2015 and the 6th best law journal in 2014.[8][9]

According to Washington and Lee University School of Law's Law Library, the Michigan Law Review is the 7th most cited law journal in academic works, being cited in journals 3888 times between 2009 and 2016, and the 6th most cited law journal by courts, being cited in 128 cases between 2009 and 2016.[10] As of 2012, the Michigan Law Review has published 4 of the 100 most cited law journal articles of all time—the 5th highest of any law journal.[11] Of the 95 articles that constitute the 5 most cited law journal articles from each year between 1991 and 2009, 9 of them were published by the Michigan Law Review—the 5th most of any law journal.[12]

ParodyEdit

The Michigan Raw Review, a parody of the Michigan Law Review, was published annually by the Barristers Society, a self-styled honorary at the University of Michigan Law School. The Raw Review used the same cover, layout, and typeface, but contained content totally dissimilar, leaning to the "insulting and semi-pornographic".[13]

Significant ArticlesEdit

[original research?]

  • Gregory, Charles Noble (1904). "Jurisdiction over Foreign Ships in Territorial Waters". Michigan Law Review. Michigan Law Review, Vol. 2, No. 5. 2 (5): 333–357. doi:10.2307/1273556. JSTOR 1273556. 
  • Fairlie, John A. (1920). "Administrative Legislation". Michigan Law Review. Michigan Law Review, Vol. 18, No. 3. 18 (3): 181–200. doi:10.2307/1277269. JSTOR 1277269. 
  • Prosser, William L. (1939). "Intentional Infliction of Mental Suffering: A New Tort". Michigan Law Review. Michigan Law Review, Vol. 37, No. 6. 37 (6): 874–892. doi:10.2307/1282744. JSTOR 1282744. 
  • Dawson, John P. (1947). "Economic Duress—An Essay in Perspective". Michigan Law Review. Michigan Law Review, Vol. 45, No. 3. 45 (3): 253–290. doi:10.2307/1283644. JSTOR 1283644. 
  • Estep, Samuel D. (1960). "Radiation Injuries and Statistics: The Need for a New Approach to Injury Litigation". Michigan Law Review. Michigan Law Review, Vol. 59, No. 2. 59 (2): 259–304. doi:10.2307/1286328. JSTOR 1286328. 
  • Sax, Joseph L. (1970). "The Public Trust Doctrine in Natural Resource Law: Effective Judicial Intervention". Michigan Law Review. Michigan Law Review, Vol. 68, No. 3. 68 (3): 471–566. doi:10.2307/1287556. JSTOR 1287556. 
  • Lempert, Richard O. (1977). "Modeling Relevance". Michigan Law Review. Michigan Law Review, Vol. 75, No. 5/6. 75 (5/6): 1021–1057. doi:10.2307/1288024. JSTOR 1288024. 
  • Braithwaite, John (1982). "Enforced Self-Regulation: A New Strategy for Corporate Crime Control". Michigan Law Review. Michigan Law Review, Vol. 80, No. 7. 80 (7): 1466–1507. doi:10.2307/1288556. JSTOR 1288556. 
  • Ulen, Thomas S. (1984). "The Efficiency of Specific Performance: Toward a Unified Theory of Contract Remedies". Michigan Law Review. Michigan Law Review, Vol. 83, No. 2. 83 (2): 341–403. doi:10.2307/1288569. JSTOR 1288569. 
  • Matsuda, Mari J. (1989). "Public Response to Racist Speech: Considering the Victim's Story". Michigan Law Review. Michigan Law Review, Vol. 87, No. 8. 87 (8): 2320–2381. doi:10.2307/1289306. JSTOR 1289306. 
  • Delgado, Richard (1989). "Storytelling for Oppositionists and Others: A Plea for Narrative". Michigan Law Review. Michigan Law Review, Vol. 87, No. 8. 87 (8): 2411–2441. doi:10.2307/1289308. JSTOR 1289308. 
  • Sunstein, Cass R. (1992). "Revitalizing Environmental Federalism". Michigan Law Review. Michigan Law Review, Vol. 95, No. 3. 95 (3): 570–653. doi:10.2307/1290162. JSTOR 1290162. 
  • Edwards, Harry T. (1992). "What's Standing After Lujan? Of Citizen Suits, "Injuries," and Article III". Michigan Law Review. Michigan Law Review, Vol. 91, No. 2. 91 (2): 163–236. doi:10.2307/1289685. JSTOR 1289685. 
  • Esty, Daniel C. (1996). "Revitalizing Environmental Federalism". Michigan Law Review. Michigan Law Review, Vol. 95, No. 3. 95 (3): 570–653. doi:10.2307/1290162. JSTOR 1290162. 
  • McAdams, Richard H. (1997). "The Origin, Development, and Regulation of Norms". Michigan Law Review. Michigan Law Review, Vol. 96, No. 2. 96 (2): 338–433. doi:10.2307/1290070. JSTOR 1290070. 
  • Stuntz, William J. (2001). "The Pathological Politics of Criminal Law". Michigan Law Review. Michigan Law Review, Vol. 100, No. 3. 100 (3): 505–600. doi:10.2307/1290411. JSTOR 1290411. 

Notable alumniEdit

ReferencesEdit

Further readingEdit

  • Stason, E. Blythe (1952). "The Law Review—Its First Fifty Years". Michigan Law Review. Michigan Law Review, Vol. 50, No. 8. 50 (8): 1134–1138. doi:10.2307/1284411. JSTOR 1284411. 

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