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About the Journal

The Wisconsin Law Review is a student-run journal of legal analysis and commentary that is used by professors, judges, practitioners, and others researching contemporary legal topics. The Wisconsin Law Review, which is published six times each year, includes professional and student articles, with content spanning local, state, national, and international topics. In addition to publishing the print journal, the Wisconsin Law Review publishes the Wisconsin Law Review Online and sponsors an annual symposium at which leading scholars debate a significant issue in contemporary law.

University of Wisconsin Law School students and faculty founded the Wisconsin Law Review in 1920. In 1935, students were designated as its sole editors. Hundreds of copies of the Wisconsin Law Review are distributed to subscribers worldwide. Each issue typically contains two or three professional articles and two or three student articles that address timely and relevant legal topics. The Wisconsin Law Review usually publishes one special issue each year. Recent special issues include our Symposium Issues: The Changing Role and Nature of In-House Counsel (Volume 2012, Issue 2); Intergenerational Equity and Intellectual Property (Volume 2011, Issue 2); and New Governance and the Transformation of Law (Volume 2010, Issue 2).

More information regarding the history of the Wisconsin Law Review is available in two articles prepared on our 75th anniversary: John S. Skilton, Turning the Pages, 1995 Wis. L. Rev. 1461, and Michael H. Wussow, A Law Review for Wisconsin, 1995 Wis. L. Rev. 1475.

Further Information

Readers seeking subscription information will find details pertaining to current rates, as well as information on obtaining back issues here.

Authors interested in submitting an article for publication in the Wisconsin Law Review will find contact information and technical requirements here.

Students interested in joining the Wisconsin Law Review may review the Membership FAQ.