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Law Review

The University of Cincinnati Law Review is a quarterly publication produced by second and third-year law students. The Review, along with its counterparts at all other accredited law schools, makes a significant contribution to scholarly legal literature. Each year, approximately 30 students are invited to join the Law Review as junior members. All junior members are chosen on the basis of first year grade point average combined with a writing competition score. The competition begins immediately after completion of first year studies. Each Review staff member is expected to write twice during the second year. Second-year members write casenotes or comments. A casenote discusses a recent court decision by putting the holding of the case in broader legal perspective. A comment analyzes a recent trend in a specific area of law as reflected in recent cases. At the end of the second year, junior members are given the option to write an editorial note during their third year. Staff members are also expected to perform various other duties such as suggesting noteworthy topics, cite-checking other students' work and proofreading copy. Fifteen of the thirty second-year members are chosen to serve as editors of the Law Review during their third year of law school. Review editors approve writing topics, edit student casenotes and comments, select law articles by eminent scholars, and perform all tasks related to editing, printing and publishing the journal. Additional third-year members participate as contributing editors. Student writers and editors receive credits that apply toward College graduation requirements. Second-year and third-year writers who complete all requirements receive two credit hours for each semester. Third-year editors may receive two or three credit hours per semester, depending upon their position. The Review is one of several interesting and valuable extracurricular activities available at the Law School. Participation on the Review requires a fairly intensive commitment of time and energy; however, the rewards are substantial. We invite you to visit our offices on the third floor across from the Library.

Student Leaders

  • Editor-in-Chief: Jeffrey DeBeer
  • Executive Editor: Sarah Topy
  • Managing Editor: Matthew Wagner
  • Notes & Comments Editor: Andrew Cleves
  • Publications Editor: Robert Blanton
  • Articles Editors:Zachary El-Sawaf, Gregory Emersonn, Allison Kendall, Ryan McGraw, Angela Neyer
  • Citations Editors: Lauren Creditt-Mai, Diane Kendall, Anthony Smart
  • Notes & Comments Editors: Jennifer Miller, Jason Persinger, Michael Richardson, Marli Schippers, Jason Snyder, Joshua Stevens
  • Communications Editor: Daniel Fletcher
  • Contributing Members: Christopher Barnds, Jonathan Delong
  • Business Manager: Jessica Monroe
  • Associate Members: Katie Barrett, Maxim Brumbach, Bobbi Dillon, Nathaniel Garrett, Amy Grover, Craig Havens, Bryan Holbrook, Susan Holtsclaw, Amberle Houghton, Michelle James, Sophia Jannace, Krista Johnson, Rick Johnson, Robert Knappers, Greg Kendall, Javan Lapp, Kacey Marr, Katie Meyer, Allison Peterson, Nicklaus Presley, Katie Rasfeld, Anthony Robertson, Zachary Schaengold, Charles Shih, Lauren Staley, Adrian Swindells, Kevin Tamm, Jordan Temple, Megan Westenberg, Thomas Xanders
  • Faculty Advisor: Prof. Michael Solimine