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 2021

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Random Selection for Scaling Standards, Michael Abramowicz

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The Paradox of Exclusive State-Court Jurisdiction Over Federal Claims, Thomas B. Bennett

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Facial Recognition and the Fourth Amendment, Andrew Guthrie Ferguson

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How a New Standard of Care Can Make Social Media Companies Better “Good Samaritans”, Jenna Hensel

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Imagining the Progressive Prosecutor, Benjamin Levin

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LIBOR: The World’s Most Important Headache, Alec Foote Mitchell

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Presidential Law, Shalev Roisman

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Moving Beyond Reflexive Chevron Deference: A Way Forward for Asylum Seekers Basing Claims on Membership in a Particular Social Group, Seiko Shastri

Submissions from 2020

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Organizational Justice and Antidiscrimination, Bradley A. Areheart

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Competing Competitions: Anticompetitive Conduct by Publisher-Controlled Esports Leagues Notes, Michael Arin

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Board Compliance, John Armour Min, Geeyoung; Brandon Garrett; and Jeffrey Gordon

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The Advent of Effortless Expression: An Examination of the Copyrightability of BCI-Encoded Brain Signals Note, Jonathan Baker

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Prisoners of Politics: Breaking the Cycle of Mass Incarceration The 2019 Minnesota Law Review Symposium - Mass Incarceration: Transcript: Minnesota Law Review Symposium Keynote November 18, 2019, Rachel E. Barkow

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Space: The Final next Frontier Note, Bonny Birkeland

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Dealing with Mass Incarceration The 2019 Minnesota Law Review Symposium - Mass Incarceration, Alfred Blumstein

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Ways of Price Making and the Challenge of Market Governance in U.S. Energy Law, William Boyd

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Evidentiary Irony and the Incomplete Rule of Completeness: A Proposal to Amend Federal Rule of Evidence 106, Daniel J. Capra Richter, Liesa L.

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A Blueprint for States to Solve the Mandatory Arbitration Problem While Avoiding FAA Preemption Note, Sam Cleveland

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Transactional Scripts in Contract Stacks, Shaanan Cohney Hoffman, David A.

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Rethinking the Conflicts Revolution in Personal Jurisdiction, Jesse M. Cross

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The Supreme Court as a Tool of Foreign Policy?: Why a Proposed Flexible Framework of Established Judicial Doctrine Better Satisfies Foreign Policy Concerns in Alien Tort Statute Litigation Notes, Lucas Curtis

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The Public Use of Reparations: How Land-Based Reparations Can Satisfy the Public Use Requirement of the Takings Clause Note, Jack Davis

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Parental Autonomy over Prenatal End-of-Life Decisions, Greer Donley

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The Categorical Imperative as a Decarceral Agenda The 2019 Minnesota Law Review Symposium - Mass Incarceration: Essay, Jessica M. Eaglin

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'Wreaking Extraordinary Destruction': Defendant's Irreplaceability as Presumptively Reasonable Grounds for Downward Departure in Sentencing Note, Jackie Fielding

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Standing up to Bad Patents: Allowing Non-Infringing Direct Competitors to Satisfy the Article III Standing Requirements Appealing an Adverse Inter Partes Review Decision to the Federal Circuit Note, Ryan Fitzgerald

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Can Sentencing Guidelines Commissions Help States Substantially Reduce Mass Incarceration? The 2019 Minnesota Law Review Symposium - Mass Incarceration, Richard S. Frase

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The Progressivity Ratchet, Ari Glogower and David Kamin

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Deal Insurance: Representation and Warranty Insurance in Mergers and Acquisitions, Sean J. Griffith

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The Fourth Amendment Implications of 'U.S. Imitation Judges', Mary Holper

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The Arbitration Rules: Procedural Rulemaking by Arbitration Providers, David Horton

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Eligible Subject Matter at the Patent Office: An Empirical Study of the Influence of Alice on Patent Examiners and Patent Applicants, Jay P. Kesan Wang, Runhua

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Core Criminal Procedure, Steven Arrigg Koh

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Unraveling the Tax Treaty, Rebecca M. Kysar

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Restoring ALJ Independence, Richard E. Levy Glicksman, Robert L.

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No Privilege to Pollute: Expanding the Crime-Fraud Exception to the Attorney-Client Privilege, Tom Lininger

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Uncorporate Insider Trading, Peter Molk

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Private Law Alternatives to the Individual Mandate, Wendy Netter Epstein

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Minnesota's Digital Divide: How Minnesota Can Replicate the Rural Electrification Act to Deliver Rural Broadband Note, Abby Oakland

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Fighting for Attention: Democracy, Free Speech, and the Marketplace of Ideas, G. Michael Parsons

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Jumping Hurdles to Sue the Police, Sunita Patel

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Why the Policy Failures of Mass Incarceration Are Really Political Failures The 2019 Minnesota Law Review Symposium - Mass Incarceration, John F. Pfaff

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The Critical Need for State Regulation of Assisted Living Facilities: Defining "Critical Incidents," Implementing Staff Training, and Requiring Disclosure of Facility Data Note, Lexi Pitz

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Prison-Release Reform and American Decarceration The 2019 Minnesota Law Review Symposium - Mass Incarceration, Kevin R. Reitz

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Contracting Our Way to Inequality: Race, Reproductive Freedom, and the Quest for the Perfect Child, Camille Gear Rich

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The New Law of Gender Nonconformity, Naomi Schoenbaum

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Religious Antiliberalism and the First Amendment, Richard Schragger and Micah Schwartzman

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Soft Law as Governing Law, Steven L. Schwarcz

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A [Relational] Theory of Procedure, Justin Sevier

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Behind the Binary Bars: A Critique of Prison Placement Policies for Transgender, Non-Binary, and Gender Non-Conforming Prisoners Note, Jessica Szuminski

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Mass Incarceration as a Chronic Condition: Diagnosis, Prognosis, and Treatment The 2019 Minnesota Law Review Symposium - Mass Incarceration: Foreword, Sarah Trautman

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Zimring on Mass Incarceration: Empirical Pessimism and Cautious Reformist Optimism The 2019 Minnesota Law Review Symposium - Mass Incarceration, Robert Weisberg

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Fun with Reverse Ejusdem Generis, Jay Wexler

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Siting Natural Gas Pipelines Post-PennEast: The New Power of State-Held Conservation Easements Note, Zach Wright

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Frank Zimring Responds The 2019 Minnesota Law Review Symposium - Mass Incarceration: Essay, Franklin Zimring

Submissions from 2019

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Community in Property: Lessons from Tiny Homes Villages, Lisa T. Alexander

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Regime Congruence: Rethinking the Scope of State Responsibility for Transboundary Environmental Harm, Maria L. Banda

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A Broken Theory: The Malfunction Theory of Strict Products Liability and the Need for a New Doctrine in the Field of Surgical Robotics Note, Christopher Beglinger

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Public-Private Co-Enforcement Litigation, Stephanie Bornstein

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Material Breach, Material Disclosure Note, Tash Bottum

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Paying for Gun Violence, Samuel D. Brunson

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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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Improving Consumer Protection: Lessons from the 2008 Recession, Martha Coakley and Alicia Daniel

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Moral Restorative Justice: A Political Genealogy of Activism and Neoliberalism in the United States, Amy J. Cohen

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Energy and Eminent Domain, James W. Coleman and Alexandra B. Klass

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Sanctuary Networks, Rose Cuison Villazor and Pratheepan Gulasekaram

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Regulation in Transition, Bethany A. Davis Noll and Richard L. Revesz

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Testing Periods and Outcome Determination in Criminal Cases, Fiona Doherty

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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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Restructuring Rebuttal of the Marital Presumption for the Modern Era, Jessica Feinberg

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The Sound and Fury of Patent Activity, Robin C. Feldman and Mark A. Lemley

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The Hidden Power of Compliance, Stavros Gadinis and Amelia Miazad

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Constitutionalizing Consumer Financial Protection: The Case for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Hosea H. Harvey

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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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Solving Banking's 'Too Big to Manage' Problem, Jeremy C. Kress

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Recession in Retrospect: Financial Regulation & Consumer Protection Ten Years Since the 2008 Financial Crisis Foreword, David A. LaBerge

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Contracting for Fourth Amendment Privacy Online, Wayne A. Logan and Jake Linford

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Shareholder Democracy and Special Interest Governance, John H. Matheson and Vilena Nicolet

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Inside Job: The Assault on the Structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Patricia A. McCoy

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The Duty of Data Security, William McGeveran

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A Monumental Task: How Should Courts Review Challenges to Presidential Actions Taken Pursuant to the Antiquities Act? Note, Bryan Mette

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The Too Big to Fail Problem, Saule T. Omarova

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Small Debts, Big Burdens, Chrystin Ondersma

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Incognito Mode Is in the Constitution Note, Travis Panneck

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Addressing the HIPAA-Potamus Sized Gap in Wearable Technology Regulation Note, Paige Papandrea

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An Empirical Examination of Agency Statutory Interpretation, Amy Semet

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Congress's Agency Coordination, Bijal Shah

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An Erie Silence: Erie Guesses and Their Effects on State Courts, Common Law, and Jurisdictional Federalism Note, Connor Shaull

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The Controversial Demise of Zauderer: Revitalizing Zauderer Post-NIFLA Note, Aaron Stenz

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Health Care Costs and the Arc of Innovation, Neel U. Sukhatme and M. Gregg Bloche

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The Normative Fourth Amendment, Matthew Tokson

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Halo from the Other Side: An Empirical Study of District Court Findings of Willful Infringement and Enhanced Damages Post-Halo Note, Veena Tripathi

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

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Religious Exemptions and LGBTQ Child Welfare, Jordan Blair Woods

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The Lawyer as Accomplice: Cannabis, Uber, Airbnb, and the Ethics of Advising 'Disruptive' Businesses, Charles M. Yablon

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