Texas Law Review
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The Texas Law Review is a national and international leader in legal scholarship. Texas Law Review is an independent journal, edited and published entirely by students at the University of Texas School of Law. Our seven issues per year contain articles by professors, judges, and practitioners; reviews of important recent books from recognized experts, essays, commentaries; and student written notes. Texas Law Review is currently the ninth most cited legal periodical in federal and state cases in the United States and the thirteenth most cited by legal journals.
The Texas Law Review was founded in 1922 by Professor Leon Green, Professor Ira P. Hildebrand, and Judge Ireland Graves as a non-profit corporation with six contemplated purposes:
Texas Law Review published its first issue in December 1922. Numerous records relating to the founding and formation of the Texas Law Review are housed in the Tarlton Law Library at the University of Texas School of Law. These include the minutes and financial record book (1922–1972), the minutes of the board of trustees (1972–1981), and records relating to incorporation (1967, 1972). Tarlton Library’s Rare Book Reading Room also houses a detailed finding aid to the collection and additional information is contained in the Leon Green Papers, Ira P. Hildebrand Papers, Charles T. McCormick Papers, W. Page Keeton Papers, Helen Hargrave Papers, Law School Subject Vertical Files, and the School of Law Records.
More information about the history of theTexas Law Review can be found in the following documents:
The Missing First Chapter
Story of the formation of the Texas Law Review
Why We Did It
Reflections on the Texas Law Review experience, published in the 75th Anniversary Issue
To join the Texas Law Review, Texas Law 1L and 2L students are invited to participate in the Multi-Journal Write-On Competition held each May. Participants are required to complete a short essay based on a closed-universe packet. Some journals require additional short essays.
If you’re a current Texas Law student interested in membership on the Texas Law Review, attend the mandatory Write-On Information Session in March. If you have any questions regarding the Write-On Competition, please contact email@example.com.
When: March 2018 (specific date TBA)
Where: Francis Auditorium
What: Texas Law Review Vol. 96 Featured Content Editors will discuss the dates, logistics, and procedures of the Multi-Journal Write-on Competition.
This session is mandatory for all students wishing to participate in the competition. If you are unable to attend this session, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
When: The Write-On packet will be released to students following finals in May 2018. Write-On submissions will be due approximately two weeks later.
Where: Students will have access to Write-On materials via the 2018 Write-On Canvas page.
What: The Write-On packet released via Canvas in May 2018 will provide all instructions and content necessary for the Write-On Competition.
If you have any questions, please send an email to email@example.com.
Texas Law Review alumni form a worldwide network of professionals who advance the rule of law in society. Alumni remain involved with the Review through the Texas Law Review Association (TLRA), a nonprofit corporation composed of former TLR members. In addition to hosting the annual spring banquet, TLRA serves as the Review’s alumni network and provides continued support for the Review. Thank you to all our current TLRA Board Members.
For information about our annual TLRA Banquet and how to purchase tickets, click here.
Please consider becoming a member of the Texas Law Review Association. Membership in TLRA provides a wonderful way to keep in touch with an exciting network of TLR alumni. Membership dues provide funding for loans to deserving Review members, the Review library, and purchase of office equipment and supplies. All contributions to TLRA are tax deductible.
At the 2016 TLRA Board Meeting, the Board voted to implement a new alumni dues plan, which went into effect on March 1, 2017. TLRA annual dues are now $100 for all alumni. Additionally, lifetime membership is now $1000, payable as a one-time payment, or two annual payments of $500. Life members who would like to continue to support the Review annually are encouraged to make a sustaining life membership donation of $75 each year. All new life members and all sustaining life members will be recognized in the TLRA Banquet program.
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Texas Law Review and the Texas Law Review Association are supported by the generous contributions of many of this nation’s leading law firms. We would like to thank our 2016–2017 sponsors:
Kirkland & Ellis
Vinson & Elkins
Haynes and Boone
Gibbs & Bruns
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & FeldAZA
Thompson & Knight
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
Law Offices of Seth Kretzer
Norton Rose Fulbright
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Winston & Strawn
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