Student scholarship through participation on law journal editorial boards at
the University of Washington School of Law is an important academic opportunity
for law students. All journals are student-run, and each publishes distinct,
innovative 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.
To learn more about each journal, including subscription details and manuscript
submission requirements, check out the journals:
Pacific Rim Law and Policy Journal
The Pacific Rim Law & Policy Journal was founded in 1990 as an innovative vehicle for the discussion of legal and interdisciplinary policy-oriented issues affecting both Asian and trans-Pacific affairs. The Journal's function is three-fold. First, the Journal provides valuable writing and editing experience to University of Washington law students interested in Pacific Rim law and policy issues. Second, the Journal, as one of the only two student-edited law journals in the United States devoted to the Pacific Basin, and the only journal featuring translations of East Asian legal scholarship, encourages the debate of issues vital to the Pacific Rim. Third, the Journal enhances the University of Washington School of Law's national and international role as a center for East Asian legal studies. Membership is competitive and based upon first year grades and writing competition scores.
Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts
The Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts publishes concise legal analysis for practicing attorneys. The Journal collaborates with the Law, Technology & Arts Group (LTA), a new research program at the University of Washington School of Law. LTA was formed in 2009 when the University of Washington School of Law merged the Center for Advanced Study & Research on Intellectual Property (CASRIP), the Shidler Center for Law, Commerce + Technology, and the Graduate Program in IP Law &Policy into a single research unit. This new research group takes a comprehensive approach to the legal issues involving technological and artistic innovation. The Journal, which was launched in 2003, publishes in an electronic format and addresses business law and technology issues in a global context. The Journal's concise online format ensures each issue contains cutting-edge analysis of legal of emerging issues in business and technology. The Journal is a partnership between student editors and an Editorial Board comprised of faculty and attorneys who are noted experts in their respective fields. Membership is competitive and based upon first-year grades and performance in a writing competition.
Phone: (206) 685-2636
Washington Law Review
WLR is a quarterly journal comprised of student-written pieces and professional articles on a wide range of legal issues. Annual events include a Spring Symposium, community service programs, and social events. Membership is competitive and based upon first year grades and writing competition scores.
Washington Journal of Environmental Law & Policy
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, the Journal promotes the investigation of current environmental law and proposed solutions for the future