Writing is at the heart of the legal profession. Cincinnati Law’s prestigious law journals enable students to publish and edit the work of important national and international legal scholars.
University of Cincinnati Law Review
Established in 1927, the University of Cincinnati Law Review is one of the oldest and most respected legal journals in the country. Each volume is edited by 30 law students chosen each year on the basis of their grade point averages and writing ability. Second-year members write case notes on the impact of recent court decisions. Third-year students write in-depth editorial notes and oversee the UCLaw Review Blog.
Human Rights Quarterly
Immigration and Human Rights Law Review
The Immigration and Human Rights Law Review is one of only two major student-edited American law journals focusing on the increasingly important field of immigration law. Second and third year law school students are responsible for coordinating the production of the journal.
Freedom Center Journal
From 2003 to 2019, the Freedom Center Journal (FCJ)—a joint, scholarly print publication of the Jones Center and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in downtown Cincinnati—published pieces that explored the legacies of historic struggles for freedom as a context for understanding ongoing forms of subordination and developing strategies for social change. Truly interdisciplinary in nature, the student-edited FCJ published articles, comments, essays, book reviews, poetry, visual art, and other works by legal practitioners, activists, artists, scholars, and the students themselves. The Freedom Center Journal, Volume 2019, Issue 1, is available in the Scholarship and Publications Repository.
Intellectual Property and Computer Law Journal
The Intellectual Property and Computer Law Journal is the newest journal addition and the first journal to be published completely online. It covers subject matter related to intellectual property (including patent, copyright, trademark, and trade secrecy issues), as well as scholarship on entertainment, media and free expression, telecommunications, privacy, sports law, and computer and technology subjects.