The University of Massachusetts Law Review is a co-curricular organization that publishes a student-reviewed law journal. The law review publishes two issues per annual volume.
The January issue is a general-interest publication open to works on any legal topic. Manuscripts selected for inclusion in the general issue are chosen for their authorship as well as their contribution to legal scholarship and the bar.
The May issue is in a symposium format that features works relating to the Trends & Issues in a particular area of law. Each year's symposium topic is selected by the law review staff. Prior to publishing the issue, the law review hosts its annual Roundtable Symposium to promote academic discussion and debate on the chosen topic.
UMass Law Review Annual Symposium 2016
On April 8, 2016, the UMass Law Review hosted a Roundtable Symposium on topics in the Law's Solutions to the Opioid Crisis. Speakers included Tom Quinn, District Attorney for Bristol County, Edward J. Walsh, Chief of Taunton PD, Hon. Bernadette L. Sabra, Monica Bharel, Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Public Health.