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About

The Harvard Law Review is a student-run organization whose primary purpose is to publish a journal of legal scholarship. The Review comes out monthly from November through June and has roughly 2,500 pages per volume. The organization is formally independent of the Harvard Law School. Student editors make all editorial and organizational decisions and, together with a professional business staff of three, carry out day-to-day operations.

Aside from serving as an important academic forum for legal scholarship, the Review has two other goals. First, the journal is designed to be an effective research tool for practicing lawyers and students of the law. Second, it provides opportunities for Review members to develop their own editing and writing skills. Accordingly, each issue contains pieces by student editors as well as outside authors.

The Review publishes articles by professors, judges, and practitioners and solicits reviews of important recent books from recognized experts. All articles — even those by the most respected authorities — are subjected to a rigorous editorial process designed to sharpen and strengthen substance and tone.

Most student writing takes the form of Notes, Recent Cases, and Recent Legislation. Notes are approximately 22 pages and are usually written by third-year students. Recent Cases and Recent Legislation are normally 8 pages and are written mainly by second-year students. Recent Cases are comments on recent decisions by courts other than the U.S. Supreme Court, such as state supreme courts, federal circuit courts, federal district courts, and foreign courts. Recent Legislation look at new statutes at either the state or federal level.

Student-written pieces also appear in the special November and April issues. In addition to the Supreme Court Foreword (usually by a prominent constitutional law scholar), faculty Case Comments, and a compilation of statistics about the Court’s previous Term, the November issue includes about 20 Leading Cases, which are analyses by third-year students of the most important decisions of the previous Supreme Court Term. The April issue features the annual Developments in the Law, an in-depth treatment of an important area of the law prepared by third-year editors of the Review.

All student writing is unsigned. This policy reflects the fact that many members of the Review besides the author make a contribution to each published piece.

For more information about the Harvard Law Review, see Erwin Griswold’s Glimpses of Its History (published in the 1987 Centennial Album of the Review).

Board of Editors

Vol. 135 2021-22

  • Tyler Alabanza-Behard

  • Anita T. Alem

  • Sarah Atkinson

  • Daniel Barcia

  • John Barna

  • Benjamin Bates

  • Jackson Hart Beard

  • Matt J. Bendisz

  • Alison Brockman

  • Mary F. Brown

  • Connor E. Burwell

  • Rebekah R. Carey

  • Patrick Cespedes

  • Michael Chang-Frieden

  • Connie C. Cheng

  • Zachary E. Cohen

  • Francisco I. Collantes

  • Christian Conway

  • Priscila Coronado

  • Amy Couture

  • Alexandra Cunningham

  • Robert Denniston

  • Javid Dharas

  • Libby Dimenstein

  • Tyler Anthony Dobbs

  • Ryan Morio Dunbar

  • Daniel Ergas

  • Rachel Favors

  • Amber Feng

  • Madison L. Ferris

  • Justin Marc Fishman

  • Catherine Frappier

  • Lauren Ryoko Fukumoto

  • Jacob Gordon

  • William Greenlaw

  • Kirin Gupta

  • Emily Hatch

  • Philip N. Haunschild

  • Helen He

  • Delaney Herndon

  • Maria H. Huryn

  • Peter Jen

  • Anna Jessurun

  • Joshua A. Jordan

  • Peter Kalicki

  • Abe Kanter

  • Laura Karas

  • Ariella Paula Katz

  • Kaholi Kiyonami

  • Michael Klain

  • Dasha Kolyaskina

  • Jake L. Kramer

  • Jessica Levy

  • Yunhao Leslie Liu

  • R. Ashton Macfarlane

  • Benjamin N. Mansour

  • Kendall Maxwell

  • Kat McKay

  • Fenella McLuskie

  • Madeline Medeiros Pereira

  • Diana Kristine Mejía Whisler

  • Priyanka Menon

  • Zachary Meskell

  • Frederick Messner

  • Kaitlynn Milvert

  • Daniel F. Mummolo

  • Daniel J. Nathan

  • Jessica Nelson

  • Chinecherem O. Okoye

  • Nikolas Paladino

  • Sierra Polston

  • Nathan W. Raab

  • Alex Ramsey

  • Kathryn C. Reed

  • Satish Reginald

  • Avisha Sabaghian

  • Sarah A. Sadlier

  • Megan Samayoa

  • Rebecca Scribner

  • Hassaan Shahawy

  • Michael Shang

  • Conor Simons

  • Joseph Singh

  • Andrew Slottje

  • L. Ash Smith

  • Zachary W. Sorenson

  • Emma Svoboda

  • Andrew Teoh

  • Cristina Urquidi

  • Elena M. Vázquez

  • L. Alexander Walker III

  • Hannah R. Wallach

  • Fred Wang

  • Samuel Y. Weinstock

  • Emma P. Willems

  • Cindy Qingyi Yuan

Business Staff

  • Jennifer Heath

    Information Systems Manager & Program Administrator

  • Denis O'Brien

    Circulation & Financial Director

  • Judi Silverman

    Director of Bluebook Business

Membership

Membership in the Harvard Law Review is comprised of second- and third-year law students who are selected after an annual writing competition. Fifty second-year students are invited to join the Review each year, and the Review is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive membership.

Writing Competition

2022 Competition: The 2022 Writing Competition will take place from Sunday, May 15 to Saturday, May 21. The competition registration form will open in April 2022.

The Bluebook

The Bluebook is the definitive style guide for legal citation in the United States, compiled by the editors of the Harvard Law Review, the Columbia Law Review, the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, and the Yale Law Journal.