Widener Law Review

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Widener Law Review  
DisciplineLaw
LanguageEnglish
Edited byAndrew Stafford
Publication details
Former name(s)
Widener Law Symposium Journal
Publication history
1996-present
Publisher
FrequencyBiannual
Standard abbreviations
Widener L. Rev.
Widener Law Rev.
Indexing
ISSN1933-5555 (print)
1943-1333 (web)
LCCN2004250050
OCLC no.53973102
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The Widener Law Review is a student-run law review at Widener University Delaware Law School. It is the school's only general law review. It covers current legal issues in semiannual publications. The Widener Law Review also plans and hosts an annual Spring Symposium.

The Widener Law Review is dedicated to publishing scholarship that pertains to current legal issues on a wide range of topics including civil and criminal law, constitutional law, environmental law, public interest law, professional ethics, health law, and corporate law, among various other legal topics. These legal topics and more are explored through annual symposia organized and hosted by the Law Review. Unsolicited articles authored by professors, judges, practitioners, as well as articles solicited from symposia speakers, form the core of the Law Review's publication. Student-authored notes, comments, essays, book reviews and other appropriate pieces provide additional material for publication. All submissions undergo the Law Review’s rigorous editorial process designed to enhance the overall quality of the authors’ work. Membership on the Law Review provides students with the opportunity to enhance the legal education received in the classroom by honing legal writing skills through the practice of reviewing and editing legal various legal articles. Members will also have the unique opportunity to produce a student-authored note that will be considered for publication in the Widener Law Review; these notes may be written on a wide range of legal topics.

Membership selection[edit]

The journal offers three methods for obtaining membership. First, those students whose academic performance has placed them in the top 5% of their respective class after first semester for regular division students or third semester for evening division students are extended invitations to join. Second, students that have completed first-year regular division or second-year evening division may obtain membership through the Summer Writing Competition. This competition takes into consideration both the student’s competition paper and grades. Finally, students, after completion of either second-year regular division or third-year extended division, may submit a paper on a pre-approved topic as part of the Superior Authorship Competition. Participation in this competition is also subject to a minimum GPA requirement.

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