Membership on a journal or other publication imparts valuable skills and advances your legal career. At the College of Law, students have a number of options.
University of Illinois Law Review
The student-edited University of Illinois Law Review is generally regarded as one of the preeminent law reviews in the country. Students who excel in a summer writing competition are invited to become members. This journal attracts articles from scholars nationwide.
Elder Law Journal
The Elder Law Journal is the oldest scholarly publication in the country dedicated to addressing elder law issues. We are an academic publication published bi-annually by the students of the University of Illinois College of Law. The journal publishes manuscripts which not only address policy decisions, but also guide practicing attorneys. Thus, the scope of The Elder Law Journal makes it the perfect addition to the libraries of attorneys who advise clients on estate planning, living wills, arrangements for long-term care, qualifying for Medicaid, as well as other areas of law pertinent to the elderly. Additionally, articles in The Elder Law Journal are of interest to scholars and professionals in fields such as social work, gerontology, ethics, and medicine.
The Journal of Law, Technology, and Policy
The College of Law’s newest journal is The Journal of Law, Technology, and Policy. Launched in 2001, the Journal is a highly innovative, interdisciplinary publication devoted to cutting-edge issues of intellectual property. Students are invited to become members after submitting a writing sample and showing a demonstrated interest in intellectual property matters.
Illinois Law Update
College of Law students also write Illinois Law Update, a column focusing on recent developments in Illinois law, published monthly in the Illinois Bar Journal and read by thousands of practicing lawyers throughout the state. These students are chosen from among the top legal writing students in the College.
Comparative Labor Law & Policy Journal
The College also publishes the prestigious Comparative Labor Law & Policy Journal, a major international forum for the best scholarship in labor law and employment policy.
Illinois Business Law Journal
Law professors, practitioners, and students submit short articles for publication on this student-run website, where readers are also strongly encouraged to post comments relating to a specific article or a topic covered by an article.