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Michigan Law Review

Michigan Law Review  
A typical Michigan Law Review cover.
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
Mich. Law Rev.
Discipline Law
Language English
Edited by Dayna Zolle
Publication details
Publication history
Frequency Monthly
Impact factor
ISSN 0026-2234
OCLC no. 1757366
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The Michigan Law Review (Bluebook abbreviation: Mich. L. Rev.) is an American law review established in 1902, after Gustavus Ohlinger, a student in the Law Department (now the Law School) of the University of Michigan, approached the dean with a proposal for a law journal. The Michigan Law Review was originally intended as a forum in which the faculty of the Law Department could publish its legal scholarship. The faculty resolution creating the Michigan Law Review required every faculty member to submit two articles per year to the new journal.



From its inception until 1940, the Michigan Law Review's student members worked under the direction of faculty members who served as editor-in-chief. The first of these was Floyd Mechem, the last Paul Kauper. In 1940, the first student editor-in-chief was selected. During the years that followed, student editors were given increasing responsibility and autonomy; today, the Michigan Law Review is run with no faculty supervision. The current editor-in-chief is Brian Tengel. Seven of each volume's eight issues ordinarily are composed of two major parts: "Articles" by legal scholars and practitioners and "Notes" written by the student editors. One issue in each volume is devoted to book reviews. Occasionally special issues are devoted to symposia or colloquia.

The Michigan Raw Review, a parody of the Michigan Law Review, was published annually by the Barristers Society, a self-styled honorary at the University of Michigan Law School. The Raw Review used the same cover, layout, and typeface, but contained content totally dissimilar, leaning to the "insulting and semi-pornographic".[1]

Significant articles

  • Gregory, Charles Noble (1904). "Jurisdiction over Foreign Ships in Territorial Waters". Michigan Law Review (Michigan Law Review, Vol. 2, No. 5) 2 (5): 333–357.  
  • Fairlie, John A. (1920). "Administrative Legislation". Michigan Law Review (Michigan Law Review, Vol. 18, No. 3) 18 (3): 181–200.  
  • Prosser, William L. (1939). "Intentional Infliction of Mental Suffering: A New Tort". Michigan Law Review (Michigan Law Review, Vol. 37, No. 6) 37 (6): 874–892.  
  • Dawson, John P. (1947). "Economic Duress—An Essay in Perspective". Michigan Law Review (Michigan Law Review, Vol. 45, No. 3) 45 (3): 253–290.  
  • Estep, Samuel D. (1960). "Radiation Injuries and Statistics: The Need for a New Approach to Injury Litigation". Michigan Law Review (Michigan Law Review, Vol. 59, No. 2) 59 (2): 259–304.  
  • Sax, Joseph L. (1970). "The Public Trust Doctrine in Natural Resource Law: Effective Judicial Intervention". Michigan Law Review (Michigan Law Review, Vol. 68, No. 3) 68 (3): 471–566.  
  • Lempert, Richard O. (1977). "Modeling Relevance". Michigan Law Review (Michigan Law Review, Vol. 75, No. 5/6) 75 (5/6): 1021–1057.  
  • Braithwaite, John (1982). "Enforced Self-Regulation: A New Strategy for Corporate Crime Control". Michigan Law Review (Michigan Law Review, Vol. 80, No. 7) 80 (7): 1466–1507.  
  • Ulen, Thomas S. (1984). "The Efficiency of Specific Performance: Toward a Unified Theory of Contract Remedies". Michigan Law Review (Michigan Law Review, Vol. 83, No. 2) 83 (2): 341–403.  
  • Delgado, Richard (1989). "Storytelling for Oppositionists and Others: A Plea for Narrative". Michigan Law Review (Michigan Law Review, Vol. 87, No. 8) 87 (8): 2411–2441.  
  • Esty, Daniel C. (1996). "Revitalizing Environmental Federalism". Michigan Law Review (Michigan Law Review, Vol. 95, No. 3) 95 (3): 570–653.  

Notable alumni


  1. ^ (Fall, 1981)Law Quadrangle NotesSwift, Theodore W., "There's a unicorn in the garden", Reprinted in Frazier, Richard, Let the Record Show, Michigan State University Press, ISBN 0-87013-425-6 (1997)p 284

Further reading

  • Stason, E. Blythe (1952). "The Law Review—Its First Fifty Years". Michigan Law Review (Michigan Law Review, Vol. 50, No. 8) 50 (8): 1134–1138.  

External links

  • Official website
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