About This Journal
Nova Law Review is published three times per year: In October, November, and March. The Review, a student-operated journal, serves judges, practitioners, scholars, and students by publishing outstanding legal scholarship and enhancing the intellectual climate of Shepard Broad College of Law. Through its collaboration with the legal community, the Review provides timely and thought-provoking commentary from judges, legal practitioners, law professors, and select students. Generally one issue each year is devoted to survey articles and often another issue is in the form of a symposium.
In addition, the Review trains its members in intensive legal research, analysis, and writing, thereby preparing them for the rigors of legal practice and public service. Every member of the Review shares the all-important work of criticizing, reconstructing, and polishing each piece until it is ready for publication. Each member of the Review must also author their own note or comment on a topic of their choice.
As a supplement to the routine daily class work of Shepard Broad College of Law, the Review affords second and third year students, a means of intensive training in legal writing. One of the most enriching experiences of Review membership comes from fulfilling the College of Law’s writing requirement. To become a member of the Review, a student must write an article of publishable quality, in addition to other requirements not set forth herein. The process of researching, writing, and rewriting an article is a unique educational experience. By composing an article, each member of the Review comes to appreciate the special value of revising his or her own submission, as well as working closely with fellow students to achieve one common goal.