About the Law Review

The Northeastern University Law Review is a student-run publication that engages all topics of legal scholarship, with special attention given to articles that show the connections among public interest, innovation, and the practical application of law. The Law Review is published twice a year and includes articles by legal and interdisciplinary academics, attorneys, and law students.

The Law Review also publishes content through its online publication, Extra LegalExtra Legal is a platform for shorter pieces meant to engage authors and their readers in current legal issues, many dealing with break-out topics and evolving areas of law. The majority of Extra Legal  authors are students or alumni/ae of Northeastern University School of Law.

In addition to its publications, the Law Review hosts an annual symposium where it invites academics and practitioners to interact with topics based on the symposium's theme. The symposium is open for all to attend and informs the community on a range of problems, viewpoints and resolutions through interdisciplinary discourse. Past symposia have included Information and Data in the Era of Accessibility held March 15, 2015, Prisoners' Rights in the Modern Era held January 31, 2014, and Experience the Future: Experiential Education in Law held in 2013.

Student editors make all editorial and organizational decisions and carry out the day to day operations of the Law Review. The staff of the Law Review comprises second- and third-year students selected using a blind application process, including factual and procedural exercises and an analytical writing piece.


The Law Review's first staff assembled during the 2007-2008 academic year. The staff selected a topic on which they intended to host a symposium, and continued planning for a topic-based publication following the symposium. The Law Review's first symposium was held in the spring of 2008 on the topic of representation of individuals being held by the United States in Guantanamo Bay. Volume 1, Issue 1 was then published in the Spring of 2009.

The Law Review continued publishing under the symposium model for many years. The topics covered a spectrum of legal issues, including: Shelter from the Storm: Advocacy in the Subprime Fallout,  From Seed to Stomach: Food and Agriculture Law,  Pushed Too Far: The Evolving Legal Implications of School Bullying,  Experience the Future: Experimental Education in the Law,  Prisoners’ Rights in the Modern Era, and many others. 

In 2013, the Law Review began making plans to shift from the symposium model to a model that would allow the Law Review to engage a broader range of topics and issues. Volume 8, Issue 1 marks the first such issue. 

Contact Information

All general inquiries should be directed to nulr@northeastern.edu

Questions about submitting articles, please contact submissions.nulr@northeastern.edu

Questions about submissions for Extra Legal, please contact extralegal.nulr@northeastern.edu

Questions about symposia, please contact symposium.nulr@northeastern.edu

Questions about Online Forum, please contact forum.nulr@northeastern.edu

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