History

 

History of the Rutgers University Law Review 

Beginning with Volume 67, Issue 1, the Newark-based Rutgers Law Review and Camden-based Rutgers Law Journal combined to form a unified Rutgers University Law Review. Combining the best elements of the two Journals, the Rutgers University Law Review represents a new beginning for legal education at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. The merger of the flagship student-edited Journals from the Rutgers School of Law—Camden and the Rutgers School of Law—Newark led the way for the comprehensive merger of the two law schools themselves that are now the united Rutgers Law School.

The creation of the Rutgers University Law Review showcases the promise that the wider merger of Rutgers’ two law schools holds. Students from both Newark and Camden now serve on the Journal’s staff. In its first year as a merged entity, the Rutgers University Law Review produced a six-issue volume, with each campus individually working on three issues. Beginning with Volume 68, the combined Editorial Board jointly produces five issues per year. The Rutgers University Law Review will, moreover, honor the dual legacy of its predecessors. Continuing the practice of the Rutgers Law Journal, the Rutgers University Law Review will publish its Annual Issue on State Constitutional Law Issue. Further, continuing the practice of the Rutgers Law Review, the Rutgers University Law Review will publish an annual Symposium Issue. Like the wider law school merger, the Rutgers University Law Review is greater than the sum of its parts. We are confident that it will become a prominent and sought-after forum for leading scholarship and will reflect well upon the major public research university that is Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

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