Notre Dame Law School is home to six journals. More information about each is available below:
Notre Dame Law Review
The Notre Dame Law Review was founded in 1925 and was known as the Notre Dame Lawyer until the name was changed in 1982. It is published five times a year by our students. It affords qualified students an invaluable opportunity for training in precise analysis of legal problems and in clear and cogent presentation of legal issues. The Law Review contains articles and lectures by eminent members of the legal profession and comments and notes by members of the staff. Entirely student edited, the Law Review has maintained a tradition of excellence, and its membership has included some of the most able judges, professors and practitioners in the country.
Staff selection is based on either academic standing or demonstrated writing ability.
Senior staff elect the editor-in-chief of the Law Review on the basis of scholastic, literary, and leadership achievements. The editor-in-chief, in turn, selects the other officers.
Notre Dame Journal of International & Comparative Law
The mission of the Journal of International and Comparative Law is to provide a forum of discussion for international, comparative, and human rights law; to educate students about international legal issues; to provide open and equal access to our publications; to be economically efficient, environmentally sustainable, and immediately responsive to current events in the field of international law; and to inspire our readers to work on these issues.
Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics & Public Policy
The Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics and Public Policy is unique among legal periodicals because it directly analyzes law and public policy from an ethical perspective. The Journal of Law, Ethics and Public Policy strengthens the Law School’s moral and religious commitment by translating traditional Judeo-Christian principles into imaginative, yet workable, proposals for legislative and judicial reform.
Directed at both scholarly and public audiences, the Journal publishes in a symposium format and solicits contributions from distinguished scholars and prominent members of the public community. Recent issues have addressed the problems posed by serious juvenile crime, homelessness, AIDS, civil disobedience, drugs, the feminist challenge to traditional legal doctrine, and the law governing the news media.
Notre Dame Journal of Legislation
The Journal of Legislation contains articles by both public policy figures and distinguished members of the legal community. It also publishes notes written by members of the staff. All material contained in The Journal concern either existing and proposed legislation or public policy matters. Some articles and notes make specific suggestions regarding legislative change. The Journal is presently one of the country’s leading legislative law reviews and is a member of the National Conference of Law Reviews.
The Journal gives law students a vehicle for influencing various legislators, public interest groups and members of Congress.
Notre Dame Journal on Emerging Technologies
The Notre Dame Journal on Emerging Technologies (JET) transforms the landscape of legal publications by bridging legal scholarship with that of science, policy, and ethics in the most groundbreaking innovations of the technological space. JET provides a truly interdisciplinary platform in which a variety of viewpoints on emerging technologies can be articulated, promoted, and assessed. JET showcases a network of ideas that extends beyond the imaginary lines that tend to limit academic scholarship.
American Journal of Jurisprudence (Natural Law Institute)
The Natural Law Institute, a function of the Notre Dame Law School, was established in 1947. In 1956, the Institute founded the Natural Law Forum, the only journal of its kind in the English language. The name of the journal was changed in 1970 to the American Journal of Jurisprudence.
Richard Ekins, St. John’s College, University of Oxford
Jeffrey A. Pojanowski, Notre Dame Law School