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 2015

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Privacy and Organizational Persons, Eric W. Orts and Amy Sepinwall

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A Chilling Experience: An Analysis of the Legal and Ethical Issues Surrounding Egg Freezing, and a Contractual Solution, Alicia J. Paller

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The Green Option, Gideon Parchomovsky and Endre Stavang

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Sue to Adapt?, Jacqueline Peel and Hari M. Osofsky

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A Merry-Go-Round of Metal and Manipulation: Toward a New Framework for Commodity Exchange Self-Regulation, Samuel D. Posnick

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The Economic Rehabilitation of Offenders: Recommendations of the Model Penal Code (Second), Kevin R. Reitz

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Choice-Of-Law as Non-Constitutional Federal Law, Mark D. Rosen

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The Benefits and Costs of Economic Sanctions: Considering the Victim, the Offender, and Society, R. Barry Ruback

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Structural Reform Litigation in American Police Departments, Stephen Rushin

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The Digital Shareholder, Andrew A. Schwartz

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Duress as Rent-Seeking, Mark Seidenfeld and Murat C. Mungan

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When Is HIV a Crime? Sexuality, Gender and Consent, Kim Shayo Buchanan

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Stimulating Dialogue between the Courts and Congress: Sprucing Up the "Statutory Housekeeping" Project, Jeff Simard

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Strengthening Federalism: The Uniform State Law Movement in the United States, Robert A. Stein

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Syria, Cost-Sharing, and the Responsibility to Protect Refugees, E. Tendayi Achiume

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Resurrecting Trial by Statistics, Jay Tidmarsh

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Piling On: Collateral Consequences and Community Supervision, Christopher Uggen and Robert Stewart

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Offenders in the Community: Reshaping Sentencing and Supervision, Carla J. Virlee

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No Longer Available: Critiquing the Contradictory Ways Courts Treat Exclusive Arbitration Forum Clauses When the Forum Can No Longer Arbitrate, Nicole Wanlass

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Rejecting Tax Exceptionalism: Bringing Temporary Treasury Regulations Back in Line with the APA, Eleanor D. Wood

Submissions from 2014

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Exposed, Derek E. Bambauer

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The Pattern of Union Decline, Economic and Political Consequences, and the Puzzle of a Legislative Response, Craig Becker

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Entrapped: A Reconceptualization of the Obedience to Orders Defense, Monu Bedi

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Truthiness: Corporate Public Figures and the Problem of Harmful Truths, Ashutosh Bhagwat

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Your Local Solar Panel Store: Developing State Laws to Encourage Third-Party Power Purchase Agreements and Distributed Generation, Sam D. Bolstad

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Particulars of Particularity: Alleging Scienter and the Proper Application of Rule 9(B) to Duty-Based Misrepresentations, Morwenna Borden

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Death and Taxes: The Crushing Tax Burden after a Student Loan Is Discharged Due to Death of a Student, Terran Chambers

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Death Delayed Is Retribution Denied, Russell L. Christopher

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Spillover Across Remedies, Michael Coenen

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Unpacking Patent Assertion Entities (PAES), Christopher A. Cotropia, Jay P. Kesan, and David L. Schwartz

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Crowdsourcing Clinical Trials, Jonathan J. Darrow

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Suppressing Evidence in Immigration Proceedings: The Need for a Lenient Egregiousness Standard and Rebellious Lawyering, Mikaela A. Devine

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Less Is More: A Case for Structural Reform of the National Labor Relations Board, Zev J. Eigen and Sandro Garofalo

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"Easy In, Easy Out": A Future for U.S. Workplace Representation, Samuel Estreicher

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A Step in the Right Direction: Patent Damages and the Elimination of the Entire Market Value Rule, Jaimeson Fedell

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Treating the Disease or Punishing the Criminal?: Effectively Using Drug Court Sanctions to Treat Substance Use Disorder and Decrease Criminal Conduct, Caitlinrose Fisher

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HIPAA-Cratic or HIPAA-Critical: U.S. Privacy Protections Should Be Guaranteed by Covered Entities Working Abroad, Grace Fleming

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State Sexual Harassment Definitions and Disaggregation of Sex Discrimination Claims, Eleanor Frisch

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Boeing, the IAM, and the NLRB: Why U.S. Labor Law Is Failing, Julius G. Getman

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The Stein Lecture: A Conversation between Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Professor Robert A. Stein, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and RobertA. Stein.

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Substituted Compliance and Systemic Risk: How to Make a Global Market in Derivatives Regulation, Sean J. Griffith

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Speech Engines, James Grimmelmann

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Law's Remarkable Failure to Protect Mistakenly Overpaid Employees, Jim Hawkins

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Trilogy Redux: Using Arbitration to Rebuild the Labor Movement, Ann C. Hodges

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The Death of Tax Court Exceptionalism, Stephanie Hoffer and Christopher J. Walker

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Fine-Tuning the Tax Whistleblower Statute: Why Qui-Tam Is Not a Solution, Sung Woo “Matt” Hu

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More Is More: Strengthening Free Exercise, Speech, and Association, John D. Inazu

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Disclosing Big Data, Michael Mattioli

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That's Not on the Table: Why Employers Should Pay for the Walk from the Locker Room to the Work Station, Emily E. Mawer

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Confronting Victims: Why the Statements of Young Victims of Heinous Crimes Must Still Be Subject to Cross-Examination, Joseph Meyer

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The Separate Spheres Ideology: An Improved Empirical and Litigation Approach to Family Responsibilities Discrimination, Andrea L. Miller

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Guns, Firms, and Zeal: Deconstructing Labor-Management Relations and U.S. Employment Policy, Philip A. Miscimarra

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National Security and the Constitution: A Conversation between Walter F. Mondale and Robert A. Stein, Walter F. Mondale, Robert A. Stein, and Monica C. Fahnhorst

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Beyond One Voice, David H. Moore

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Recognition of Civil Unions and Domestic Partnerships as Marriages in Same-Sex Marriage States, Inga Nelson

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The Future of Organized Labor: Labor Law in the 21St Century, Matthew Norris

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Bondholders and Securities Class Actions, James J. Park

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Law at the End of War, Deborah N. Pearlstein

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A Corporate Right to Privacy, Elizabeth Pollman

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Family Assimilation Demands and Sexual Minority Youth, Orly Rachmilovitz

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Legislating Corporate Social Responsibility: Expanding Social Disclosure Through the Resource Extraction Disclosure Rule, Thea Reilkoff

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Labor's Soft Means and Hard Challenges: Fundamental Discrepancies and the Promise of Non-Binding Arbitration for International Framework Agreements, César F. Rosado Marzán

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Maneuvering the Headwinds Facing Offshore Wind Development in the Great Lakes: Amending the Coastal Zone Management Act, Sarah Schenck

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Making Patents Useful, Sean B. Seymore

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Whither Wagner? Reconsidering Labor Law and Policy Reform, Sara Slinn

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The Incidental Regulation of Policing, Seth W. Stoughton

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Oh the Places Stockholders Will Go! A Guide for Navigating Forum Selection Bylaws Outside of Delaware, Stephanna F. Szotkowski

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Slutwalking in the Shadow of the Law, Deborah Tuerkheimer

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How Many Wrongs Make a Copyright?, Rebecca Tushnet

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Status Update: Adapting the Stored Communications Act to a Modern World, Jake Vandelist

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A Theory for Deliberation-Oriented Stress Testing Regulation, Robert Weber

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Compliance of the United States with International Labor Law, David Weissbrodt and Matthew Mason

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Changing Course to Navigate the Patent Safe Harbor Post-Momenta, Emily M. Wessels

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A Manageable Solution with Meaningful Results: Illuminating Irs Enforcement of § 501(C)(3)'s Prohibition on Political Intervention, Julia D. Zwak

Submissions from 2013

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Genetically Modified Food Fight: The FDA Should Step Up to the Regulatory Plate So States Do Not Cross the Constitutional Line, Morgan Anderson Helme

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Healthy Compromise: Reconciling Wellness Program Financial Incentives with Health Reform, Heather Baird

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Ehearsay, Jeffrey Bellin

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When Is It Ok to Limit Direct Democracy?, Shaun Bowler

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When Common Wisdom Is Neither Common Nor Wisdom: Exploring Voters' Limited Use of Endorsements on Three Ballot Measures, Craig M. Burnett and Mathew D. McCubbins

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New Solutions to the Age-Old Problem of Private-Sector Bribery, Sarah Clark

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Greeting the Future with an Outstretched Hand, William J. Clinton

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Speech, Citizenry, and the Market: A Corporate Public Figure Doctrine, Deven R. Desai

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Direct Democracy and Campaigns Against Minorities, Todd Donovan

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Ensuring Equal Access: Rethinking Enforcement of Medicaid's Equal Access Provision, Anne M. Dwyer

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How Business Fares in the Supreme Court, Lee Epstein, William M. Landes, and Richard A. Posner

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Campaign Finance in the Hybrid Realm of Recall Elections, Elizabeth Garrett

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Interpreting Initiatives, Michael D. Gilbert

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The Right to Quantitative Privacy, David Gray and Danielle Citron

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Religion's Footnote Four: Church Autonomy as Arbitration, Michael A. Helfand

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Campaign Disclosure in Direct Democracy, Michael Kang

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Moving Past Preemption: Enhancing the Power of Local Governments over Hydraulic Fracturing, Rachel A. Kitze

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The Social and Cultural Aspects of Climate Change Winners, Robin Kundis Craig

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First Amendment and the Right to Lie: Regulating Knowingly False Campaign Speech after United States V. Alvarez, Staci Lieffring

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Rage Against the Machine: A Reply to Professors Bierschbach and Bibas, Erik Luna

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Up or Out: Why "Sufficiently Reliable" Statistical Risk Assessment Is Appropriate at Sentencing and Inappropriate at Parole, Pari McGarraugh

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Disrupting the Pickering Balance: First Amendment Protections for Teachers in the Digital Age, Emily McNee

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The Shale Oil and Gas Revolution, Hydraulic Fracturing, and Water Contamination: A Regulatory Strategy, Thomas W. Merrill and David M. Schizer

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Blocking Blocks at the Border: Examining Standard-Essential Patent Litigation between Domestic Companies at the ITC, Matthew Norris

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Our Partisan Foreign Affairs Constitution, Jide Nzelibe

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The Duty to Capture, Jens David Ohlin