Law Reviews

Students interested in the challenge and reward of publishing a scholarly journal in the law have three opportunities at the law school. The Indiana Law Review, Indiana International and Comparative Law Review, and Indiana Health Law Review are student-run publications in which participants, with the advice of faculty, produce several issues of their respective publications each year on case law and statutory developments and other matters of interest to the legal profession. Students research, write, and edit the reviews under the leadership of elected student boards.

Four levels of participation are possible with a law review:

  • First semester candidacy
  • Second semester candidacy
  • Associate editor
  • Law review board

Selection of students who may participate at each level is governed by the rules of each review. In general, however, a student who wishes to begin participation on one of the reviews does so by researching and writing a student note under the supervision of a notes editor. After one year of service on a review, students may serve as associate editors to assist with the editing and production of the reviews. The boards of editors consider and select the written products for inclusion in upcoming issues, manage the business and daily operation, and oversee the production of the reviews. Upon completion of all assigned responsibilities, candidates and editors obtain course credit.

Students should enroll in one of the following courses appropriate to the level of participation. A maximum of 5 credits may be earned for law review participation in any combination of the courses below.


Law Review Associate Editor (1 cr.) D/N 878 This course is restricted to students who have satisfactorily completed one year of law review service but who are not members of the board of editors. Non-graded (S/F) credit is awarded upon completion of the required hours of assigned editorial and staff duties.

Law Review Board (1 cr.) D/N 879 is restricted to students who are members of a law review board of editors. Graded credit is based on an evaluation of the performance of duties defining each editorial position.

Law Review Candidacy I (2 cr.) D/N 800 is restricted to candidates in the first semester of participation on a law review. Graded credit is awarded upon satisfactory completion of a student note and all assigned editorial and staff duties.

Law Review Candidacy II (1 cr.) D/N 809 is restricted to candidates in the second semester of participation on a law review. Non-graded (S/F) credit is awarded upon completion of the required hours of assigned editorial and staff duties.