Columbia Law Review

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Columbia Law Review  
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
Columbia Law Rev.
Discipline Jurisprudence
Language English
Edited by Kelsey A. Ruescher [1]
Publication details
Columbia Law Review Association, Inc.[2] (United States)
Publication history
Frequency 8/year
ISSN 0010-1958
LCCN 29-10105
OCLC no. 01564231
JSTOR 00101958

The Columbia Law Review (Bluebook abbreviation: Colum. L. Rev.) is a law review edited and published by students at Columbia Law School. The journal publishes scholarly articles, essays, and student notes.

It was established in 1901 by Joseph E. Corrigan and John M. Woolsey, who served as the review's first editor-in-chief and secretary. The Columbia Law Review is one of four law reviews that publishes the Bluebook.


The Columbia Law Review ranked second for submissions and citations within the legal academic community, after the Harvard Law Review.[3] According to the Journal Citation Reports it has a 2009 impact factor of 3.610, ranking it third out of 116 journals in the category "Law".[4]

Notable alumni[edit]

Alumni of the Columbia Law Review include United States Supreme Court Justices William O. Douglas and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, numerous judges on U.S. Courts of Appeals including Wilfred Feinberg, Harold Leventhal, Paul R. Hays, Harold Medina, Jerre Stockton Williams, James Alger Fee, and Daniel M. Friedman; numerous judges on U.S. District Courts including Jack Weinstein, Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum, Denise Cote, William Bernard Herlands, Joseph Frank Bianco, John S. Martin, Jr., Edmund Louis Palmieri, Alexander Holtzoff, Dickinson Richards Debevoise, Richard Franklin Boulware II and James Edward Doyle; United States Solicitors General Charles Fried and Donald Verrilli Jr.; Chairwoman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Mary Jo White; Director of the CIA William Colby; U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara; Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and Director of the National Economic Council, Stephen Friedman (PFIAB); Columbia University president Lee C. Bollinger, Columbia Law School deans Young B. Smith, Michael I. Sovern, and Barbara Aronstein Black, Columbia Law School professors Herbert Wechsler, Harvey Goldschmid, R. Kent Greenawalt, Gillian E. Metzger and, E. Allan Farnsworth, Yale Law School professors Felix S. Cohen and Geoffrey C. Hazard, Jr., Duke University School of Law professor George C. Christie, New York University Law School professor Samuel Estreicher, Michigan Law School professor Mark D. West, Berkeley professor and criminal law scholar Sanford Kadish. former New York Governor George Pataki, two-time SEC General Counsel David M. Becker, and NBA Commissioner David Stern, and prominent attorneys Louis S. Weiss, Daniel Neff, Gary P. Naftalis, George Davidson, Arthur Garfield Hays, John H. Slate, and Charles Rembar, among others.[citation needed]

Notable articles[edit]

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