American Journal of Jurisprudence (The American Journal of Jurisprudence)
The American Journal of Jurisprudence is an international journal publishing critical discussions of the moral foundations of law and legal systems, exploring current and historical issues in ethics, philosophy of law or jurisprudence, and legal (including constitutional) theory. The most current issues/volumes can be found online via Oxford University Press. (Access restricted to ND community)
Journal of College and University Law (Law School Journals)
The Journal of College and University Law, published by the Notre Dame Law School and the National Association of College and University Attorneys, is the only law review in the United States dedicated exclusively to the law of higher education. Since post-secondary education represents a microcosm of the greater community and world, virtually all legal issues of significant interest—race, gender, freedom of speech, religion and bioethics—arise on our campuses. The Journal has a national circulation of 3,800.
Headed by a faculty editor and a student editor, the Journal maintains a staff of 40 students who process the work of outside authors and contribute their own work for publication.
The Journal publishes three times a year.
Natural Law Forum (The American Journal of Jurisprudence)
The Natural Law Institute, a function of the Notre Dame Law School, was established in 1947. In 1956, the Institute founded the Natural Law Forum, the only journal of its kind in the English language. The Natural Law Forum was published from 1956-1968. The name of the journal was changed in 1970 to the American Journal of Jurisprudence.
New Dimensions in Legislation (Law School Journals)
" It is the hope of the Legislative Bureau that ... the publication of NEW DIMENSIONS, will provide a focal point for law reform in a legislative manner. For too long the concept of law reform has been linked with the development of judicial legislation on a case-by-case basis, with reaction setting in to such decisions via the legislative process. Rather, law reform must also be concerned with utilizing the often more satisfactory forums of the legislatures to achieve progressive legislation. Yet too often, burdened by limited budgets, state and local legislators cannot obtain truly independent analysis and drafting of legislative proposals. It is this need which the Notre Dame Legislative Bureau and NEW DIMENSIONS seek to fill.
The Bureau stands ready to assist governmental and private bodies in proposing legislation which is carefully drafted and considered, especially with regard to practical and legal limitations, thus enabling the legislature concerned to more adequately consider the proposal. NEW DIMENSIONS assists in this concept by reaching lawyers, legislators, and private organizations that otherwise would have less ability to consider proposals treated in the pages of NEW DIMENSIONS. Through review of the state of the law, as well as by the proposals for model legislation, NEW DIMENSIONS hopes to have a viable impact upon legislative reform."
The current title of this journal is Journal of Legislation.
Notre Dame Journal of International & Comparative Law (Law School Journals)
The mission of the Journal of International and Comparative Law is to provide a forum of discussion for international, comparative, and human rights law; to educate students about international legal issues; to provide open and equal access to our publications; to be economically efficient, environmentally sustainable, and immediately responsive to current events in the field of international law; and to inspire our readers to work on these issues.
Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics & Public Policy (Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics & Public Policy)
The Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics and Public Policy is unique among legal periodicals because it directly analyzes law and public policy from an ethical perspective. The Journal of Law, Ethics and Public Policy strengthens the Law School’s moral and religious commitment by translating traditional Judeo-Christian principles into imaginative, yet workable, proposals for legislative and judicial reform. Directed at both scholarly and public audiences, the Journal publishes in a symposium format and solicits contributions from distinguished scholars and prominent members of the public community.
Notre Dame Law Review (Law School Journals)
The Notre Dame Law Review was founded in 1925 and was known as the Notre Dame Lawyer until the name was changed in 1982. It is published five times a year by our students. It affords qualified students an invaluable opportunity for training in precise analysis of legal problems and in clear and cogent presentation of legal issues. The Law Review contains articles and lectures by eminent members of the legal profession and comments and notes by members of the staff. Entirely student edited, the Law Review has maintained a tradition of excellence, and its membership has included some of the most able judges, professors and practitioners in the country. Staff selection is based on either academic standing or demonstrated writing ability.