J.D. Program

Journals

In the field of law, the writing and editing of scholarly journals is given to the care of students. BU Law hosts six nationally recognized law journals run by J.D. students. These publications invite scholarly work from members of the legal community and allow students to RBFL groupmake their own original contributions to professional literature. They include the following journals, all of which are ranked in the Top 25 by Washington & Lee University Law School's annual Law Journal rankings:

Boston University Law Review
American Journal of Law and Medicine
Review of Banking & Financial Law
Boston University International Law Journal
Journal of Science and Technology Law
Public Interest Law Journal

Boston University Law Review

Established in 1921, the Boston University Law Review provides analysis and commentary on all areas of the law. Published five times a year, the Law Review contains articles contributed by law professors and practicing attorneys from all over the world, along with notes written by student members. The wide cross section of topics published in the Law Review gives students broad exposure to issues of concern to the legal community.
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American Journal of Law and Medicine

Published jointly with the American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics since 1975, the quarterly American Journal of Law and Medicine is an interdisciplinary periodical containing professional articles, student notes and case comments; summaries of recent legislative and judicial developments; and book reviews in the area of health law and policy. The journal specializes in health care law, both domestic andn international. Articles explore bioethics, health care financing, health policy, fraud and abuse, intellectual property, and many other health-related fields.
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Review of Banking & Financial Law

The Review of Banking & Financial Law, (formerly the Annual Review of Banking & Financial Law), founded in 1982, is a scholarly journal of banking and financial law. Sponsored by the Boston University Center for Finance, Law and Policy, the Review contains professional articles by academics and practicing lawyers, student notes and comments on topics ranging from banking law and regulation to commercial law, bankruptcy and administrative and constitutional law.
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Boston University International Law Journal

The Boston University International Law Journal was established in 1980 to provide a forum for student interests and scholarship in the field of international law. The biannual journal strives to publish groundbreaking and even controversial professional articles and student-written notes analyzing the most current issues of public and private international law, foreign and comparative law and trade law.
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Journal of Science and Technology Law

The Boston University Journal of Science and Technology Law carries on BU Law's longstanding tradition as a leader in Intellectual Property Law programs. The journal publishes twice a year and provides the best practical scholarship regarding the intersection of science, technology and the law. Its subject matter encompasses biotechnology, computers, communications, intellectual property, the Internet, technology transfer and business for science and technology-based companies. Professional articles, symposia, student-written notes, legal updates and case notes appear in each print issue as well as online.
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Public Interest Law Journal

Founded in 1990 and published twice a year, the Public Interest Law Journal (PILJ) is a non-partisan publication dedicated to the academic discussion of legal issues in the public interest. The journal focuses on constitutional law, criminal law, family and legal ethics, environmental issues, education and civil rights law, and is particularly interested in submissions that combine theory and practical application.
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