Inaugurated as the St. Louis Law Review in 1915 and retitled the Washington University Law Quarterly in 1936, the Washington University Law Review is a student-run academic journal that publishes six issues per year. Our staff selects and edits articles from legal scholars, practitioners, and students, and we welcome submissions on any legal topic.
St. Louis Law Review, vols. 1-21 (1915-1936)
Washington University Law Quarterly, vols. 22-83 (1936-2005)
Washington University Law Review, vols. 84- (2006-Present)
Commentaries (formerly known as Slip Opinions)
Commentaries is the online supplement to the Washington University Law Review, featuring original analysis and debate by members of the legal academy, bench, and bar. Commentaries are concise scholarly pieces that usually range from 8 to 10 single-spaced pages. Because of their shorter length, commentaries are able to cover contemporary issues much quicker than articles. Reliance on non-journal sources (i.e., websites, periodicals, etc.) is more prevalent in this type of writing, since the author is amongst the first to discuss the issue. After a quick but thorough editing process, each Commentary selected for publication will immediately appear on the Law Review’s website, followed by publication in the print edition. Thus, authors are able to discuss a current issue while receiving a citation from one of the top ranked law reviews in the country.
All previous articles posted as Slip Opinions will remain accessible online in the Washington University Law Review archives.
For questions or to submit a piece of scholarship to Commentaries, please contact Chief Commentaries Editor Tushin Shah at WUCommentaries@gmail.com.