Journals

Duke Law is a leader in electronic publishing of legal scholarship and is actively involved in efforts to promote open access to legal information. We continue to make our journals widely accessible electronically and to give authors the ability to disseminate published articles.

We are proud to feature nine outstanding student-run journals that publish innovative articles by law professors and legal scholars from across the country and around the world.

Alaska Law Review

The Alaska Law Review examines legal issues affecting the state of Alaska. The student-edited journal has been published at Duke Law School under the sponsorship of the Alaska Bar Association since 1984. An annual "Year-in-Review" issue consists of short summaries of significant court decisions regarding Alaska from the federal and state courts.

Alaska Law Review website

Duke Environmental Law & Policy Forum

The Duke Environmental Law & Policy Forum is a student-edited publication of Duke Law School which examines environmental issues from legal, scientific, economic, and public policy perspectives. In addition to the Law School, DELPF is affiliated with Duke's Nicholas School for the Environment and Sanford School for Public Policy.

Duke Environmental Law & Policy Forum website

Duke Forum for Law & Social Change

The Duke Forum for Law & Social Change is a student-edited publication of Duke Law School, published since 2009 and featuring contributions from its annual symposium. Beyond publication, the Forum strives to provide a meaningful arena within the Duke Law community for ongoing discussion of social change and related issues.

Duke Forum for Law & Social Change website

Duke Journal of Comparative & International Law

Published since 1990, the Duke Journal of Comparative & International Law is a student-edited publication of Duke Law School which features articles from prominent international scholars and practitioners focusing on issues of comparative and international law. In addition to its staff of JD students, every year the journal also takes on as staff editors several international practitioners enrolled in the Duke LLM program for international law graduates.

Duke Journal of Comparative & International Law website

Duke Journal of Constitutional Law & Public Policy

The student-edited Duke Journal of Constitutional Law & Public Policy examines legal issues at the intersection of constitutional litigation and public policy. Published at Duke Law School since 2006, DJCLPP is aimed at practitioners, judges, and legislators confronting new constitutional issues, and the constitutional and policy dimensions of court decisions and legislation.

Duke Journal of Constitutional Law & Public Policy website

Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy

The Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy is a student-edited interdisciplinary publication of Duke Law School devoted to discussions of gender, sexuality, race, and class issues in the context of law and public policy. Published since 1994, DJGLP aims to foster debate and encourage scholarship outside conventional boundaries.

Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy website

Duke Law & Technology Review

The Duke Law & Technology Review is a student-edited online publication of Duke Law School that has been published since 2001 and is devoted to examining the evolving intersection of law and technology. In addition to traditional journal articles, DLTR publishes short, direct, and accessible "issue briefs," or "iBriefs," intended to provide cutting-edge insight to lawyers and non-legal professionals.

Duke Law & Technology Review website

Duke Law Journal

The Duke Law Journal is a student-edited publication of the Duke Law School, committed to publishing legal writing of superior quality. Started in 1951 as the Duke Bar Journal, DLJ publishes eight issues each year. Since 1969, it has published an annual Administrative Law Symposium issue.

Duke Law Journal website

Law & Contemporary Problems

Law and Contemporary Problems is a quarterly, interdisciplinary publication of Duke Law School which began publication in 1933. Using a symposium format and focusing each issue on a topic of contemporary concern, L&CP publishes articles of value from all disciplines, the study of which contributes to the development of law.

Law & Contemporary Problems website

Introducing the Journal of Law and the Biosciences

Duke Law School, together with the Science & Society initiative, is joining with Harvard Law School, and Stanford University to launch a new online journal, Journal of Law and the Biosciences (JLB) to be published by Oxford University Press.  Duke's Nita Farahany, professor of law, philosophy and genome sciences & policy, is one of three co-editors. The JLB is the first fully Open Access peer-reviewed legal journal focused on the advances at the intersection of law and the biosciences and will  publish cutting-edge scholarship in this important new field.

Journal of Law and the Biosciences

 

Casenote Competition

Casenote System

Important dates for any student interested in working on a journal:

  • Journal EICs Information Panel
    3/31/14, 12:15 pm
  • Casenote System training -
    4/14 and 4/15
  • Competition Opens -
    5/3/14, 12:00 pm (noon)
  • Competition Closes -
    5/16/14, 12:00 pm (noon)

The Journal Panel

Representatives from all the journals met to discuss the casenote competition.

Watch the video

Introduction to Journals and the Casenote

Professors Blocher, Charles and D. Coleman discuss legal scholarship, law journals, what a casenote is and  the nature of  the journal experience.

Watch the video

 

Subscriptions

Subscriptions to journals are available on an annual or volume basis.

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Copyright Permissions

Work appearing in Duke Law's journals is generally available free of charge for nonprofit educational uses.

Journals Copyright Permissions policy

 

Contact Us

Duke University School of Law
Journals Office
210 Science Dr.
Box 90364
Durham, North Carolina 27708-0634
(919) 613-7160
journals@law.duke.edu