Indiana Law Journal

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The Indiana Law Journal is a general law review founded in 1925. It is published quarterly by students of the Indiana University Maurer School of Law. One of the ten most-cited law review articles of all time was published by the Indiana Law Journal. It was written by Prof. Robert Bork.[1]

Its Bluebook abbreviation is Ind. L.J. It publishes an online supplement, the Indiana Law Journal Supplement, since 2008.

History[edit]

In 1898, the Indiana State Bar Association (ISBA) briefly published a periodical entitled the Indiana Law Journal. It was sent to all ISBA members, and included short essays, local news, and digests of cases at both the state and federal level. It was published for less than two years and production ceased in June 1899. In 1925, ISBA teamed up with the Indiana University School of Law to re-create the Indiana Law Journal.[2] The journal came under the full control of the Indiana University School of Law in July 1948, with complete editorial independence of the student editorial board. The ISBA withdrew its financial support for the journal in 1958, because they had started their own publication, Res Gestae.[2]

Addison Harris Lecture Series[edit]

The Addison Harris Lecture series was established in 1946 by a trust from India Crago Harris in the name of her husband, Addison C. Harris. Mr. Harris, an Indiana lawyer, was admitted to the bar following his graduation from Butler University and law study with Samuel E. Perkins, who later was Professor of Law at Indiana University. He also served as the President of the ISBA, the Indiana Law School, and had been appointed by President McKinley as ambassador to Austria-Hungary.[3] From 1956, the Harris Lectures have been published in the Indiana Law Journal. The first lecture to be published was given by Chief Justice Earl Warren, who delivered the keynote address at the dedication ceremonies for the new Law School building.[2]

Notable contributors[edit]

Some notable contributors to the journal include Justice Hugo Black, Robert Bork, Archibald Cox, John Hart Ely, Leon Green, Frank Michelman, Martha Minow, Richard Posner, Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, Cass Sunstein, Laurence Tribe, Chief Justice Fred Vinson, and Seth P. Waxman.[4]

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