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 2017

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SIRI-OUSLY 2.0: What Artificial Intelligence Reveals About the First Amendment, Toni M. Massaro, Helen Norton, and Margot E. Kaminski

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Stranger Than Science Fiction: The Rise of A.I. Interrogation in the Dawn of Autonomous Robots and the Need for an Additional Protocol to the U.N. Convention Against Torture, Amanda McAllister

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Getting Back to Basics: Recognizing and Understanding the Swing Voter on the Supreme Court of the United States, Kristin M. McGaver

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Civil Rules Interpretive Theory, Lumen N. Mulligan and Glen Staszewski

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In Memoriam Judge Myron H. Bright, Diana E. Murphy

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Academic Freedom to Deny the Truth: Beyond the Holocaust, Robert M. O'Neil

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The Free Speech Rights of University Students, Mary-Rose Papandrea

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What Legal Authority Does the Fed Need During a Financial Crisis?, Eric A. Posner

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The Production Function of the Regulatory State: How Much Do Agency Budgets Matter?, Jonathan Remy Nash, J.B. Ruhl, and James Salzman

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Carbon Taxation by Regulation, Jim Rossi

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Coverage Information in Insurance Law, Daniel Schwarcz

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Too Big to Fool: Moral Hazard, Bailouts, and Corporate Responsibility, Steven L. Schwarcz

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Board and Shareholder Power, Revisited, Simone M. Sepe

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The Value of the Standard, Norman V. Siebrasse and Thomas F. Cotter

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A Conversation between U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and Professor Robert A. Stein, Sonia Sotomayor

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Copyrighted Laws: Enabling and Preserving Access to Incorporated Private Standards, James M. Sweeney

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Providing Clarity for Standard of Conduct for Directors within Benefit Corporations: Requiring Priority of a Specific Public Benefit, Roxanne Thorelli

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Campus Speech and Harassment, Alexander Tsesis

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Inclusive Communities and Robust Causality: The Constant Struggle to Balance Access to the Courts with Protection for Defendants, Claire Williams

Submissions from 2016

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Prosser's the Fall of the Citadel, Kenneth S. Abraham

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"The More Things Change . . .": New Moves for Legitimizing Racial Discrimination in a "Post-Race" World, Mario L. Barnes

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Tweeting the Police: Balancing Free Speech and Decency on Government-Sponsored Social Media Pages, Alysha L. Bohanon

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Culture as a Structural Problem in Indigent Defense, Eve Brensike Primus

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The Moral Psychology of Copyright Infringement, Christopher Buccafusco and David Fagundes

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On the Sociology of Patenting, Dan L. Burk

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Reproduction Reconceived, Courtney Megan Cahill

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Federalism and Moral Disagreement, Guido Calabresi and Eric S. Fish

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Will LGBT Antidiscrimination Law Follow the Course of Race Antidiscrimination Law?, Robert S. Chang

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The Shoe Doesn't Fit: General Jurisdiction Should Follow Corporate Structure, Seungwon Chung

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Guardians of Your Galaxy S7: Encryption Backdoors and the First Amendment, Allen Cook Barr

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Public Enforcement Compensation and Private Rights, Prentiss Cox

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Regaining Perspective: Constitutional Criminal Adjudication in the U.S. Supreme Court, Andrew Manuel Crespo

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Perspectives on the Fourth Amendment Forty Years Later: Toward the Realization of an Inclusive Regulatory Model, Donald A. Dripps

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Drawing Lines among the Persecuted, Kate Evans

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The Distributive Deficit in Law and Economics, Lee Anne Fennell and Richard H. McAdams

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Reconsidering Fictitious Pricing, David Adam Friedman

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Payments on Debt after Discharge: When a Discharge Is Not Really a Discharge and the Limits of Taxpayer Recourse, Robert C. Gallup

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Address Confidentiality and Real Property Records: Safeguarding Interests in Land While Protecting Battered Women, Jonathan Grant

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Rethinking Technology Neutrality, Brad A. Greenberg

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Of Mosquitoes, Adolescents, and Reproductive Rights: Public Health and Reproductive Risks in a Genomic Age, Luke Haqq

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Knowledge Goods and Nation-States, Daniel J. Hemel and Lisa Larrimore Ouellette

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Anticompetitive Patent Injunctions, Erik Hovenkamp and Thomas F. Cotter

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Restoring Reason to the Third Party Doctrine, Lucas Issacharoff and Kyle Wirshba

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Live Long and Prosper: How the Persistent and Increasing Popularity of Fan Fiction Requires a New Solution in Copyright Law, Brittany Johnson

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Inherent National Sovereignty Constitutionalism: An Original Understanding of the U.S. Constitution, Robert J. Kaczorowski

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Big Enough to Matter: Whether Statistical Significance or Practical Significance Should Be the Test for Title VII Disparate Impact Claims, Elliot Ko

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Anticompetitive until Proven Innocent: An Antitrust Proposal to Embargo Covert Patent Privateering Against Small Businesses, Kyle R. Kroll

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New Economy, Old Biases, Nancy Leong

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The Missing Pieces of Geoengineering Research Governance, Albert C. Lin

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Financial Weapons of War, Tom C.W. Lin

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The Law of the Platform, Orly Lobel

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Policing Criminal Justice Data, Wayne A. Logan and Andrew Guthrie Ferguson

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Haute Off the Press: Refashioning Copyright Law to Protect American Fashion Designs from the Economic Threat of 3D Printing, Anna M. Luczkow

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Anthony Amsterdam's Perspectives on the Fourth Amendment, and What It Teaches About the Good and Bad in Rodriguez V. United States, Tracey Maclin

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Regulating Employment-Based Anything, Brendan S. Maher

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The United States Supreme Court (Mostly) Gives Up Its Review Role with Ineffective Assistance of Counsel Cases, Paul Marcus

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Antitrust and the Robo-Seller: Competition in the Time of Algorithms, Salil K. Mehra

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No Longer a Neutral Magistrate: The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court in the Wake of the War on Terror, Walter F. Mondale, Robert A. Stein, and Caitlinrose Fisher

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Truth and Lies in the Workplace: Employer Speech and the First Amendment, Helen Norton

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Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: Celebrating 100 Volumes of the Minnesota Law Review, Rajin S. Olson

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Tie Votes in the Supreme Court, Justin Pidot

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You Should Be Free to Talk the Talk and Walk the Walk: Applying Riley V. California to Smart Activity Trackers, Katharine Saphner

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Incorporating Cost into the Return of Incidental Findings Calculus: Defining a Responsible Default for Genetics and Genomics Researchers, Emily Scholtes

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Regulating Financial Change: A Functional Approach, Steven L. Schwarcz

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Hard Choices: Where to Draw the Line on Limiting Selection in the Selective Reduction of Multifetal Pregnancies, Mary A. Scott

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The Most-Cited Articles from the Minnesota Law Review, Fred R. Shapiro

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The Secret History of the Bluebook, Fred R. Shapiro and Julie Graves Krishnaswami

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The Remains of the Citadel (Economic Loss Rule in Products Cases), Catherine M. Sharkey

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Toward Definition, Not Discord: Why Congress Should Amend the Family and Medical Leave Act to Preclude Individual Liability for Supervisors, Taylor C. Stippel

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Maximizing the Min-Max Test: A Proposal to Unify the Framework for Rule 403 Decisions, Leah Tabbert

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Of Mice and Men: On the Seclusion of Immigration Detainees and Hospital Patients, Stacey A. Tovino

Submissions from 2015

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Clarifying the Standards for Personal Jurisdiction in Light of Growing Transactions on the Internet: The Zippo Test and Pleading of Personal Jurisdiction, Annie Soo Yeon Ahn

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HOPE Probation and the New Drug Court: A Powerful Combination, Steven S. Alm

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Striking Before the Well Goes Dry: Exploring If and How the United States Ban on Crude Oil Exports Should Be Lifted to Exploit the American Oil Boom, Sam Andre

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Why Rape Should Not (Always) Be a Crime, Katharine K. Baker

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Against Jawboning, Derek E. Bambauer

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Outrageous and Irrational, Jane R. Bambauer and Toni M. Massaro

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Social Group Semantics: The Evidentiary Requirements of "Particularity" and "Social Distinction" in pro se Asylum Adjudications, Nicholas R. Bednar

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The Constitutional Limit of Zero Tolerance in Schools, Derek W. Black

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When Volunteers Become Employees: Using a Threshold-Remuneration Test Informed by the Fair Labor Standards Act to Distinguish Employees from Volunteers, Emily Bodtke

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Treating Adults Like Children: Re-Sentencing Adult Juvenile Lifers after Miller V. Alabama, Brianna H. Boone

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Communicating the Canons: How Lower Courts React When the Supreme Court Changes the Rules of Statutory Interpretation, Aaron-Andrew P. Bruhl

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The Burdens of Leniency: The Changing Face of Probation, Ronald P. Corbett Jr.

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Same-Sex Marriage and Disestablishing Parentage: Reconceptualizing Legal Parenthood Through Surrogacy, Michael S. Deprince

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Reconceptualizing Non-Article Iii Tribunals, Jaime Dodge

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Improving Economic Sanctions in the States, Jessica M. Eaglin

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Back to the Future? Legal Scholarship in the Progressive Era and Today, Daniel A. Farber

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Knowledge Is Power: How Implementing Affirmative Disclosures under the Jobs Act Could Promote and Protect Benefit Corporations and Their Investors, Laura A. Farley

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Civil Death in Modern Times: Reconsidering Felony Disenfranchisement in Minnesota, Mark Haase

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Equity Crowdfunding: A Market for Lemons?, Darian M. Ibrahim

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Revitalizing Dormant Commerce Clause Review for Interstate Coordination, Alexandra B. Klass and Jim Rossi

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Substituting Effective Community Supervision for Incarceration, Mark A.R. Kleiman

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What Are We Hoping For? Defining Purpose in Deterrence-Based Correctional Programs, Cecelia Klingele

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Beating the Odds: The Public Policy of Drug Efficacy and Safety, Noah Lewellen

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Good Faith and Fair Dealing as an Underenforced Legal Norm, Paul MacMahon

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The Case Against Self-Representation in Capital Proceedings, Max S. Meckstroth

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Remodeling "Model Aircraft": Why Restrictive Language That Grounded the Unmanned Industry Should Cease to Govern It, Maxwell Mensinger

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Should Agencies Enforce?, Max Minzner

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Bad Blood: An Examination of the Constitutional Deficiencies of the FDA's "Gay Blood Ban", Mathew L. Morrison

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Inter Partes Review: Ensuring Effective Patent Litigation Through Estoppel, Ann E. Motl