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Volume 98 Submissions Will Open Feb. 15

The Minnesota Law Review will begin accepting submissions for Volume 98 on Friday, February 15, 2013. Please see this page for more details.

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Minnesota Law Review Announces Volume 98 Editorial Board

The Minnesota Law Review is pleased to announce its Volume 98 editorial board, headed by Editor in Chief Jake Vandelist.

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Minnesota Law Review Announces 2013 Symposium Topic

The Minnesota Law Review is pleased to announce that its 2013 symposium will address the legal and political issues facing organized labor in the United States. The symposium will be held at the University of Minnesota Law School on October 25, 2013.

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2012 Minnesota Law Review Symposium

A More Perfect Union? Democracy in the Age of Ballot Initiatives Friday, October 26, 2012 Leading academics and practicing attorneys from across the country spoke to a packed audience at the University of Minnesota Law School on Oct. 26, 2012 to discuss direct democracy. The presentations used empirical, legal, and philosophical arguments to frame the [...]

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Minnesota Law Review Volume 97 Announces New Editors and Staffers

The Minnesota Law Review welcomes the new editorial board and staffers for Volume 97! We’re looking forward to a great year for our staffers, editors, alumni, authors, and readers. The Volume 97 Masthead is available here.

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Minnesota Law Review Ranked Among Ten Most Cited Law Journals in America

The Minnesota Law Review is proud to report that it is the tenth most-cited law journal in the United States, according Washington & Lee’s recently-released 2011 law journal rankings. For more information on the announcement and the rankings, visit this link.

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2012 Symposium Announcement

The Minnesota Law Review is pleased to announce that the 2012 Law Review Symposium will focus on direct democracy and the Minnesota Marriage amendment and will be held at the University of Minnesota Law School on October 26, 2012.   Please see the full announcement for more details.

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2011 Symposium Webstreaming

Live webstreaming for the 2011 Minnesota Law Review Symposium, Citizens United: Democracy Realized—or Defeated?, will be available at: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/minnesota-law-review-symposium-citizens-united-democracy-realized–or-defeated. Be sure to check it out!

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Article Submission Policy Announcement

On April 19, 2011, the Minnesota Law Review and several peer journals released a joint letter committing to give every author at least seven days to decide whether to accept any offer of publication. Eliminating “exploding offers” will improve the quality of our deliberations and the scholarship that we publish, and we invite all other [...]

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Congratulations!

Class of 2011 Excellence in Public Service Award recipient:  Steve Schmidt (vol. 95 Note & Comment Editor); and Class of 2011 Most Outstanding Contribution Award recipient:  Chelsea Brennan (vol. 95 Lead Managing Editor). Congratulations Steve and Chelsea!

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De Novo

  • Dan’s Flaw

    DAN’S [F]LAW: STATUTORY FAILURE TO ENFORCE ETHICAL BEHAVIOR IN CLINICAL DRUG TRIALS Noah Lewellen* I. INTRODUCTION Paul, a sophomore at the University of Minnesota, bursts into a lecture hall, loudly claims to see monsters sitting in the seats, and offers his services in slaying them. The police are called, and [...]

  • Case Comment: Bhogaita v. Altamonte

    EVERY DOG CAN HAVE HIS DAY IN COURT: THE USE OF ANIMALS AS DEMONSTRATIVE EXHIBITS Kyle R. Kroll, Volume 100, Online Managing Editor In Bhogaita v. Altamonte, the Eleventh Circuit recently decided whether to allow a dog in the courtroom as a demonstrative exhibit.[1] Although the case presented many serious [...]

  • Revisiting Water Bankruptcy

    REVISITING WATER BANKRUPTCY IN CALIFORNIA’S FOURTH YEAR OF DROUGHT Olivia Moe, Volume 100, Managing Editor This spring, as “extreme” to “exceptional” drought stretched across most of California—indicating that a four-year streak of drought was not about to resolve itself[1]—Governor Jerry Brown issued an unprecedented order to reduce potable urban water [...]