The National Law Review
|Categories||Law of the United States; Law; Law Journal; Legal periodical; News and Newsmagazine|
|Frequency||Monthly (1888— )|
Daily (2008— )
|Company||National Law Forum L.L.C.|
|Based in||Chicago, Illinois|
The National Law Review is an American law journal, daily legal news website and legal analysis content-aggregating database. In 2020, the National Law Review published over 20,000 legal news articles and experienced an uptick in readership averaging 4.3 million readers in both March and April 2020, due to the demand for news regarding the COVID-19 COVID-19 Pandemic. The site offers hourly legal news updates and analysis of recent court decisions, regulatory changes and legislative actions and includes a combinations of original content and content submitted by various professionals in the legal and business communities. The online version of The National Law Review was started as a research tool by a group of corporate attorneys looking to store and classify useful legal analysis and news they located on the internet.
The on-line version contains primarily attorney authored contributed articles and specializes in news and analysis for the following types of American law: Administrative law; Banking law; Bankruptcy law; Civil Procedure;Common law; Competition law; Conflicts of laws; Construction law; Consumer Protection; Contract law; Copyright law; Business Criminal law; Cyberlaw; Election law; Energy law; Entertainment law; Environment law; Family law; Financial regulation law; Health law; Immigration law; Insurance law; Intellectual property law; Labor law or Labor law; Military law; Municipal law; Patent law; Product liability; Property law; Securities law; Statutory law, Tort law; Tax Law; Trademark law and Trust law.
History and Evolution
Monthly Print National Law Review
The National Law Review print edition was founded in 1888 in Philadelphia by publishers and book sellers Kay & Brother who initially specialized in publishing analysis on Pennsylvania legal developments authored by practicing attorneys . The print edition National Law Review was a monthly scholarly law review which included sections such as Current Legal News, a Book Review section, a Digest of Important Decisions which summarized recent judicial decisions in various states, and a section devoted to Current Legal Thought organized by legal topic.
The National Law Review premiered during an era when legal news and analysis resources authored by practitioners were considered an "almost indispensable auxiliary to the profession"  and forty-two new law journals began in United States in the 1870s alone and even more in the 1880s. Academic law reviews continued going strong but few of the local law focused and attorney authored publications survived after West Publishing began to dominate the legal publishing market in the early 1900s by eliminating or consolidating numerous local legal reporters and many of the attorney authored law reviews. Historically, articles in law reviews were often considered a persuasive authority in American courts, though this influence is generally thought to be waning in recent years.
Daily Legal News Website
The on-line edition of The National Law Review was developed in Chicago, Illinois by corporate attorney Jennifer Schaller and other in-house attorneys and internet professionals in order to provide an easily accessible and reliable database of articles written by experts analyzing legal news and trends. The on-line edition has been described as more straightforward, practical and informative than a traditional law review, containing information of potential interest to both legal and business professionals, and it often serves as a reference source to other legal periodicals. In addition to serving as a source on emerging American legal issues to mainstream media, the National Law Review provides several services of interest to practicing lawyers and law students, running, for example, a law student writing competition that has published articles on multiple areas of the law  and since 2018 has honored approximately 70 noteworthy legal authors each year through the National Law Review's Go To Thought Leadership Awards.
In 2020, the National Law Review was  certified by Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) as a U.S. Small Business Administration as a Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) which is a business that is at least 51% owned and operated on a daily basis by one or more female U.S Citizens. Additionally, in 2020, the National Law Review exceeded 25 million pageviews for the year and in January 2021, the news website specifically recognized law firm authors who contributed Coronavirus legal news with an exceptionally high number of readers and that were regularly cited by other news outlets as COVID-19 legal resource materials.
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