Student scholarship through participation on law journal editorial boards is an important academic opportunity for law students. All journals are student-run, and each publishes articles by law professors and legal practitioners from across the country and around the world. Exceptional law student articles are also published in each journal.
Being part of a law journal staff is an excellent way for law students to critically engage in current legal issues and to collaborate closely with other students to study the nuances of contemporary legal scholarship. The experience enhances writing, editing and citation-checking skills.
Established in 1919, Washington Law Review is Washington State's flagship legal publication, evolving from Washington State's bar journal to a nationally ranked law review. Throughout its history, the Review has consistently produced and published meaningful scholarship, serving the legal academy and profession. It is published four times a year and regularly posts online features. It also hosts an annual symposium on a timely and relevant issue of law.
The Washington International Law Journal publishes global perspectives on international legal issues while fostering the development of student analysis. The Journal's professional articles and student comments cover diverse legal and geographical terrain and offer novel approaches to international, foreign, and comparative law. To further cross-cultural dialogue on foreign law, the Journal publishes English-language translations of Chinese, Korean, and Japanese legal materials.
The Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts publishes concise legal analysis for practicing attorneys. Launched in 2003, it addresses business law and technology issues in a global context.
The Washington Journal of Environmental Law & Policy publishes legal scholarship on environmental affairs important to the Pacific Northwest region and beyond. By drawing expertise from across the disciplines, it promotes the investigation of current environmental law and proposed solutions for the future.