University of Massachusetts Law Review

The University of Massachusetts Law Review is a co-curricular organization that publishes a student-reviewed law journal.

Current volume

Volume 13, Issue 1


The Law Review publishes two issues per annual volume.

January: 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.

May: 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.

Annual Symposium 2017 

In April, the UMass Law Review hosted a Roundtable Symposium for a timely discussion and debate on issues of immigration, including sanctuary cities and the recent travel ban. Former U.S. Congressman Barney Frank, Bristol County Sheriff Tom Hodgson, Mayor Joseph Curtatone of Somerville, and Councilwoman Emily Norton of Newton were among those who spoke.

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