Notre Dame Law Review

The Notre Dame Law Review is a law review published by an organization of students at the University of Notre Dame Law School in Indiana.

Notre Dame Law Review
Edited byNicholas D'Andrea
Publication details
Standard abbreviations
BluebookNotre Dame L. Rev.
ISO 4Notre Dame Law Rev.
OCLC no.46998308


The Notre Dame Law Review was originally founded by a group of students in 1925 as the Notre Dame Lawyer,[1] changing its name after publication of the 81–82 (Vol. 57) volume.[2] It is published by students as an annual volume, each of which consists of 5 separate issues released between October and June corresponding to a single academic year.[3] The Faculty Advisor is Nicole Stelle Garnett.[4]

In 2014 an online publication called the Notre Dame Law Review Online was launched as a supplement to the print edition.[5] The Online publication has taken up hosting its own symposium.[6] In 2019, the online journal was renamed the Notre Dame Law Review Reflection.[7]


The Notre Dame Law Review generally hosts an annual symposium dedicated to a particular set of ideas or a specific body of work.[8][9] These conferences are open to lawyers from outside the Notre Dame Law Faculty. The proceedings of each symposium are published contemporaneously in that year's Law Review. Recent examples of symposia topics are Administrative Lawmaking in the 21st Century (2017),[8] Contemporary Free Speech: The Marketplace of Ideas a Century Later (2018),[9] and Pioneering Research in Empirical Legal Studies: A Symposium in Honor of Professor Margaret Brinig (2019). [10]

Ranking and impactEdit

The Notre Dame Law Review is well regarded among the various rankings of US law reviews. It was ranked #8 in a 2020 study by Washington and Lee School of Law based on data collected from 2015–2019.[11] The Notre Dame Law Review Reflection was ranked #25 among US online law reviews in a 2017 study conducted by the Illinois Law Review.[12]


  1. ^ "History". Notre Dame Law Review.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ "Notre Dame Law Review | HeinOnline".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ "The Notre Dame law review". ResearchGate.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. ^ "Masthead". Notre Dame Law Review.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. ^ "Notre Dame Law Review Online | HeinOnline". Retrieved 2020-05-08.
  6. ^ "Notre Dame Law Review Online Hosts Symposium on Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Opinions of the United States Supreme Court". The Faculty Lounge. Retrieved 2020-05-08.
  7. ^ "Notre Dame Law Review Reflection". Notre Dame Law School.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. ^ a b Pojanowski, Jeffrey (November 8, 2017). "Notre Dame Law Review Symposium "Administrative Lawmaking in the 21st Century"". Yale Journal on Regulation.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. ^ a b "Contemporary Free Speech: The Marketplace of Ideas a Century Later (2018-11-02)". Retrieved 2020-05-08.
  10. ^ "Symposium". Notre Dame Law Review (official website).{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  11. ^ "W&L Law Journal Rankings". Washington and Lee University School of Law. 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  12. ^ "Online Rankings". Illinois Law Review. May 15, 2017.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

External linksEdit

official website