In January 1917, Professor Henry J. Fletcher launched the Minnesota Law Review with lofty aspirations: “A well-conducted law review . . . ought to do something to develop the spirit of statesmanship as distinguished from a dry professionalism. It ought at the same time contribute a little something to the systematic growth of the whole law.” For the next forty years, in conjunction with the Minnesota State Bar Association, the faculty of the University of Minnesota Law School directed the work of student editors of the Law Review. Despite their initial oversight and vision, however, the faculty gradually handed the editorial mantle over to law students.
During 1954 and 1955, the “faculty” editors left the masthead of the journal, affiliation with the State Bar was severed, and the faculty Editor-in-Chief quietly assumed the role of “advisor.” From April 1955 through June 1989, a student President oversaw the publication. Then, in October of 1989, the student staff revived the role of Editor-in-Chief, a title now worn by a student. Today, the Board of Editors, consisting of up to thirty-nine editors, governs the Law Review and determines its policies and procedures. Along with thirty-eight student staff members, each Board of Editors strives to rise to the challenge of Professor Fletcher to “contribute a little something to the systematic growth of the whole law.”

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Submissions from 2019

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Graffiti, Speech, and Crime, Jenny E. Carroll

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Environmental Standards, Thresholds, and the Next Battleground of Climate Change Regulations, Kimberly M. Castle and Richard L. Revesz

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Sanctuary Networks, Rose Cuison Villazor and Pratheepan Gulasekaram

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Venerunt, Viderunt, Vicerunt Venue: How Tc Heartland and in Re Cray Have Conquered Patent Venue for Corporate Defendants and How Congress Can Balance the Scales of Patent Venue Justice, Peter Estall

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When Added Hurdles Cause Actual Prejudice: Exempting Knowing-Use-Of-Perjured-Testimony Claims from Brecht Analysis on Collateral Review, Melanie A. Johnson

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The Duty of Data Security, William McGeveran

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The Last Judicial Frontier: The Fight for Recognition and Legitimacy of Tribal Courts, Robert J. Wild

Submissions from 2018

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The Ghost of Salary Past: Why Salary History Inquiries Perpetuate the Gender Pay Gap and Should Be Ousted as a Factor Other Than Sex, Torie Abbott Watkins

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Dean David Wippman: Strong Leadership in a Challenging Time, Fionnuala Ní Aoláin and Brett McDonnell

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The Morality of Compulsory Licensing as an Access to Medicines Tool, Margo A. Bagley

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Left to Languish: The Importance of Expanding the Due Process Rights of Immigration Detainees, Maisie A. Baldwin

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Neuromarks, Mark Bartholomew

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The Pregnancy Penalty, Jennifer Bennett Shinall

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Behavioral Claim Construction, Jeremy W. Bock

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The Eighth Circuit Gender Fairness Task Force: A Master Class from Judge Diana Murphy in Organizational Leadership, Celeste F. Bremer

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A Prescription for Pharmaceutical's Future: Balancing Industry and Consumer Concerns in Pharmaceutical Drug Development, Caroline Bressman

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Criminal Enforcement Redundancy: Oversight of Decisions Not to Prosecute, Darryl K. Brown

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Remembrance of Judge Diana E. Murphy, Rubén Castillo

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Decentralized and Anomalous Interpretation of Chinese Private Law: Understanding a Bureaucratic and Political Judicial System, Yun-Chien Chang and Ke Xu

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Infamous Misdemeanors and the Grand Jury Clause, Gabriel J. Chin and John Ormonde

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Remembrance of Judge Diana E. Murphy, Margaret H. Chutich

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Data and Decentralization: Measuring the Performance of Legal Institutions in Multilevel Systems of Governance, Kevin E. Davis

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Solving the Problem of Problem-Solving Justice: Rebalancing Federal Court Investment in Reentry and Pretrial Diversion Programs, Devin T. Driscoll

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Administrative Answers to Major Questions: On the Democratic Legitimacy of Agency Statutory Interpretation, Blake Emerson

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Positive and Negative Externalities in Real Estate Development, Richard A. Epstein

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When Should Employers Be Liable for Factoring Biased Customer Feedback into Employment Decisions?, Dallan F. Flake

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Social Influences on Policy Preferences: Conformity and Reactance, Meirav Furth-Matzkin and Cass R. Sunstein

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Remembrance of Judge Diana E. Murphy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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Superfund and Tort Common Law: Why Courts Should Adopt a Contemporary Analytical Framework for Divisibility of Harm, Joshua M. Greenberg

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Late for an Appointment: Balancing Impartiality and Accountability in the Irs Office of Appeals, David Hahn

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Binding Leviathan: Credible Commitment in an Authoritarian Regime, Roderick M. Hills Jr.

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Globalization without a Safety Net: The Challenge of Protecting Cross-Border Funding of NGOs, Lloyd Hitoshi Mayer

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Punishing the Pettifogger's Practice: Applying the Sanction Power of 28 U.S.C. § 1927 to Law Firms, Joseph T. Janochoski

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Restructuring the Elementary and Secondary Education Act's Approach to Equity, Kimberly Jenkins Robinson

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Dangerous Times: The FDA's Role in Information Production, Past and Future, Amy Kapczynski

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Remembrance of Judge Diana E. Murphy, Jonathan Lebedoff

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Taobao, Federalism, and the Emergence of Law, Chinese Style, Lizhi Liu and Barry R. Weingast

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Corporate Charter Competition, Lynn M. LoPucki

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The Public Cost of Private Equity, William Magnuson

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Judge Murphy's Indian Law Legacy, Kirsten Matoy Carlson

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The Most Integrated Setting: Olmstead, Fry, and Segregated Public Schools for Students with Disabilities, Trevor Matthews

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Reclaiming Reclamation: Rule Changes Proposed to Ensure Coal Companies Fund Mandatory Clean-Ups, Taylor Mayhall

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What Makes Ensuring Access to Affordable Prescription Drugs the Hardest Problem in Health Policy?, Michelle M. Mello

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Remembrance of Judge Diana E. Murphy, Michael J. Melloy

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Drug Approval in a Learning Health System, W. Nicholson Price II

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Arbitration Conflicts, David L. Noll

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Regulatory Silence at the FDA, Jordan Paradise

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Rights-Weakening Federalism, Shitong Qiao

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Introduction to Decentralization and Development, Shitong Qiao and Richard A. Epstein

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A Legal Theory of Shareholder Primacy, Robert J. Rhee

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Licensing Liability: Responding to Judicial Expansion of Antitrust Enforcement in North Carolina Dental, Lesley E. Roe

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Delinking Reimbursement, Rachel E. Sachs

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Torgerson's Twilight: The Antidiscrimination Jurisprudence of Judge Diana E. Murphy, David Schraub

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Prospective Grandfathering: Anticipating the Energy Transition Problem, Christopher Serkin and Michael P. Vandenbergh

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The Trouble with Counting: Cutting Through the Rhetoric of Red Tape Cutting, Jodi L. Short

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Mayo, Myriad, and a Muddled Analysis: Do Recent Changes to the Patentable Subject Matter Doctrine Threaten Patent Protections for Epigenetics-Based Inventions?, Mike Sikora

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Foot Voting, Decentralization, and Development, Ilya Somin

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Assessing Risk Assessment in Action, Megan Stevenson

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A Tribute to Brave Pioneering: Judge Diana Murphy and the Eighth Circuit Gender Fairness Task Force: 1993-1997, Janice M. Symchych

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Keeping Promises and Meeting Needs: Public Charities at a Crossroads, Allison Anna Tait

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The Legal Implications of the MeToo Movement, Elizabeth C. Tippett

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Categorizing Student Speech, Alexander Tsesis

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Recognizing Transgender, Intersex, and Nonbinary People in Healthcare Antidiscrimination Law, Derek Waller

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I Get by with a Little Help from My 750-Dollar-Per-Tablet Friends: A Model Act for States to Prevent Dramatic Pharmaceutical Price Increases, Alexander Walsdorf

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Admissions of Guilt in Civil Enforcement, Verity Winship and Jennifer K. Robbennolt

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Coerced into Health: Workplace Wellness Programs and Their Threat to Genetic Privacy, Julia Wolfe

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Campaigns, Inc., Robert Yablon

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Too-Big-To-Fail Shareholders, Yesha Yadav

Submissions from 2017

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Misclassification and Antidiscrimination: An Empirical Analysis, Charlotte S. Alexander

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Remembrance of Judge Myron Bright, Samuel A. Alito Jr.

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A Close-Up, Modern Look at First Amendment Academic Freedom Rights of Public College Students and Faculty, Vikram David Amar and Alan E. Brownstein

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Killing the Goose That Laid the Golden Egg: Outdated Employment Laws Are Destroying the Gig Economy, Emily C. Atmore

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Embracing Ambiguity and Adopting Propriety: Using Comparative Law to Explore Avenues for Protecting the LGBT Population under Article 7 of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, Charles Barrera Moore

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Drilling and Community Consent: How Oil and Gas Boards Can Address the Public Health Threats Posed by Fracking, Ellie Bastian

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The Substantially Impaired Sex: Uncovering the Gendered Nature of Disability Discrimination, Jennifer Bennett Shinall

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When Database Queries Are Fourth Amendment Searches, Emily Berman

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The Death of the Firm, June Carbone and Nancy Levit

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The Juvenile Ultimatum: Reframing Blended Sentencing Laws to Ensure Juveniles Receive a Genuine "One Last Chance at Success", Anabel Cassady

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Shining a Light on the Shadow-Of-Trial Model: A Bridge between Discounting and Plea Bargaining, Lauren Clatch

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Four Ironies of Campus Climate, Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic

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The Luxembourg Effect: Patent Boxes and the Limits of International Cooperation, Lilian V. Faulhaber

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Competence and Culpability: Delinquents in Juvenile Courts, Youths in Criminal Courts, Barry C. Feld

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Standing Voting Instructions: Empowering the Excluded Retail Investor, Jill E. Fisch

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Constitutional Reasonableness, Brandon L. Garrett

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Remembrance of Judge Myron H. Bright, Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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Affirmative Action: The Constitutional Approach to Ending Sex Disparities on Corporate Boards, Julia Glen

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Toward a Critical Race Theory of Evidence, Jasmine B. Gonzales Rose

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Cracking the Code: An Empirical Analysis of Consumer Bankruptcy Outcomes, Sara S. Greene, Parina Patel, and Katherine Porter

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The Foreign Emoluments Clause and the Chief Executive, Amandeep S. Grewal

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Reconsidering Home Rule and City-State Preemption in Abandoned Fields of Law, Franklin R. Guenthner

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The Consequences of Disparate Policing: Evaluating Stop and Frisk as a Modality of Urban Policing, Aziz Z. Huq

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Valuing Identity, Osamudia R. James

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Remembering Judge Myron Bright, Jane Kelly

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Balancing First Amendment Rights with an Inclusive Environment on Public University Campuses, Gerald S. Kerska

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Economic Protectionism and Occupational Licensing Reform, Gerald S. Kerska

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Strengthening Cybersecurity with Cyberinsurance Markets and Better Risk Assessment, Jay P. Kesan and Carol M. Hayes

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Free Speech, Higher Education, and the PC Narrative, Heidi Kitrosser

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Regulating Cumulative Risk, Sanne H. Knudsen

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The Geography of Equal Protection, Christopher R. Leslie

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Institutional Fracture in Intellectual Property Law: The Supreme Court Versus Congress, Gregory N. Mandel