Research and scholarship are vital aspects of the law school experience. Our law reviews enrich our intellectual community while providing students with invaluable opportunities to hone their research, writing, and editing skills.
Each year, more than 150 BC Law students contribute as writers and editors to our five prominent journals. Students are selected based on their first-year grades or performance in a demanding writing competition. They receive academic credit for their participation, and a faculty advisor provides guidance for each review.
Consistently ranked in the top 25 in the country, BCLR is our oldest scholarly publication. It covers national legal topics, with prominent outside thinkers and BC Law students authoring five yearly issues. Student staff writers publish notes and comments on federal circuit court decisions.
As the nation’s second oldest environmental law review, EALR shapes discussion of today’s most pressing environmental laws and policies. This bi-annual, interdisciplinary publication’s innovative articles, notes, and comments make it the 10th ranked environmental journal.
ICLR is one of only 30 reviews in the US to focus on international legal affairs and one of the few that publishes an annual survey of EU law. Its scope is expansive, covering international and comparative legal issues from immigration and environmental disputes to arms control and terrorism.
JLSJ publishes scholarship on issues affecting U.S. and global populations underserved by the academy. Articles cover the spectrum from human and civil rights, immigration, women’s and children’s issues, and questions of disproportionate economic impact.
Concentrating on contract disputes, torts, bankruptcy, and more, the Digest serves as a comprehensive tool for practitioners to research case law on various commercial topics. Matthew Bender & Company (a division of Lexis/Nexis) publishes the Digest, making it the only student publication at BC Law produced by a private corporation.