History of Widener Law Review

The Widener Law Review (f/k/a the Widener Law Symposium Journal) is the Law School’s only general law journal. The Law Review is the result of several years of student, faculty and administration efforts to increase the opportunity for legal publication at the Law School. A faculty committee developed the general framework for the Law Review and selected the first Editorial Board in the Fall of 1993. The Board began organizational efforts in the spring of 1994. The first Symposium was held in March 1995 and publication of the inaugural issue was in May 1996.

Purpose and Process

The Widener Law Review (Law Review) is dedicated to publishing scholarship pertaining to current legal issues. Such legal topics are also explored through symposia organized and hosted by the Law Review. Unsolicited articles authored by professors, judges, practitioners, as well as articles solicited from symposia speakers form the core of the Law Review’s publication. Student-authored notes, comments, essays, book reviews and other appropriate pieces provide additional material for publication. All submissions undergo the Law Review’s rigorous editorial process designed to enhance the overall quality of the authors’ work.