The William Mitchell Law Review has come a long way since 1974, growing from a single issue with six student comments and no lead articles, to a quarterly publication cited by state and federal courts. Now a resource of national prominence, the Law Review is celebrating its fortieth anniversary in 2014.
From Friday, Jan. 24 to Sunday, Jan. 26, the students behind the Law Review will share stacks of this local and national resource. Issues from volumes spanning the last 10 years will be available on tables in the main atrium, from 9 am to 8 pm during the weekend.
“We’ve never done it before, but there will be several hundred issues,” said Editor-in-Chief Jevon Bindman.
The giveaway will make the Law Review available to the broader William Mitchell community, distributing decades of legal scholarship from local practitioners, judges, professors and more.
Since it was founded in 1972, the William Mitchell Law Review has achieved national prominence. It has published work by Chief Justice Warren E. Burger, among other judges; articles from professors such as Stephen Carter, Lawrence Fox, James Henderson, Jr., Deborah Rhode, Nadine Strossen, Aaron Twerski, and Charles Alan Wright; and work by government officials, including Vice President Walter Mondale and U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar.
The students on the staff of the Law Review number 80 altogether, with 15 students serving on the board of editors. Professor Michael Steenson, the creative force behind the Law Review, remains its faculty advisor after 40 years. The faculty board for the Law Review also includes Professor Daniel S. Kleinberger, Professor Raleigh Hannah Levine, and Assistant Professor Colette Routel.