Virginia Law Review

The Virginia Law Review is a law review edited and published by students at University of Virginia School of Law. It was established on March 15, 1913, and permanently organized later that year.[1] The stated objective of the Virginia Law Review is "to publish a professional periodical devoted to law-related issues that can be of use to judges, practitioners, teachers, legislators, students, and others interested in the law."[1] In addition to articles, the journal regularly publishes scholarly essays and student notes. A companion online publication, Virginia Law Review Online (formerly In Brief), has been in publication since 2007. The current editor-in-chief is Arjun Ogale (2020–2021).

Virginia Law Review  
DisciplineLaw, jurisprudence
Edited byArjun Ogale (2020-2021)
Publication details
Former name(s)
The Virginia Law Register
The Virginia Law Review Association (United States)
2.479 (2011)
Standard abbreviations
BluebookVa. L. Rev.
ISO 4Va. Law Rev.
OCLC no.470189621

The Virginia Law Review consistently ranks among the top ten most cited law journals.[2] In addition, it is accessible on electronic databases such as Westlaw, LexisNexis, and HeinOnline.

Notable articlesEdit

The following articles published in the Virginia Law Review are among "The Most-Cited Law Review Articles of All Time":[3]

  • Wilkinson, J. Harvie (2009). "Of Guns, Abortions, and the Unraveling Rule of Law". Virginia Law Review. 95 (2): 253–323. JSTOR 25478705.
  • Bebchuk, Lucian A. (2007). "The Myth of the Shareholder Franchise". Virginia Law Review. 93 (3): 675–732. JSTOR 25050357.
  • Sunstein, Cass R. (2006). "Chevron Step Zero". Virginia Law Review. 92 (2): 187–249. JSTOR 4144979.
  • Burk, Dan L.; Lemley, Mark A. (2003). "Policy Levers in Patent Law". Virginia Law Review. 89 (7): 1575–1696. doi:10.2307/3202360. JSTOR 3202360.
  • Blair, Margaret M.; Stout, Lynn A. (1999). "A Team Production Theory of Corporate Law". Virginia Law Review. 85 (2): 247–328. doi:10.2307/1073662. hdl:1803/5806. JSTOR 1073662.
  • Kahan, Dan (1997). "Social Influence, Social Meaning, and Deterrence". Virginia Law Review. 83 (2): 349–395. doi:10.2307/1073780. JSTOR 1073780.
  • Thompson, William; Ford, Simon (1989). "DNA Typing: Acceptance and Weight of the New Genetic Identification Tests". Virginia Law Review. 75 (3): 45–108. doi:10.2307/1073218. JSTOR 1073218.
  • Bartlett, Katharine T. (1984). "Rethinking Parenthood as an Exclusive Status: The Need for Legal Alternatives When the Premise of the Nuclear Family Has Failed". Virginia Law Review. 70 (5): 879–963. doi:10.2307/1072945. JSTOR 1072945.
  • Gilson, Ronald J.; Kraakman, Reinier H. (1984). "The Mechanisms of Market Efficiency". Virginia Law Review. 70 (4): 549–644. doi:10.2307/1073080. JSTOR 1073080.
  • Summers, Clyde W. (1976). "Individual Protection Against Unjust Dismissal: Time for a Statute". Virginia Law Review. 62 (3): 481–532. doi:10.2307/1072376. JSTOR 1072376.


  1. ^ a b Virginia Law Review: About VLR
  2. ^ "Law Journals: Submissions and Ranking". Archived from the original on 2006-05-08. Retrieved 2012-01-16.
  3. ^ Shapiro, Fred R.; Michelle Pearse (June 2012). "The Most-Cited Law Review Articles of All Time" (PDF). Michigan Law Review. 110 (8): 1483–1520. Archived from the original (PDF) on 12 January 2013. Retrieved 24 February 2013.