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Michigan Law Review  
A typical Michigan Law Review cover.
Abbreviated title(s) Mich. L. Rev.
Discipline Law review
Language English
Publication details
Publisher University of Michigan Law School (United States)
Publication history 1902 to present
Frequency Monthly
Impact factor 3.41[1] (2005)
ISSN 0026-2234

The Michigan Law Review is one of the oldest American law reviews, having begun publication in 1902, after Gustavus Ohlinger, a student in the Law Department (now the Law School) of the University of Michigan, approached the Dean with a proposal for a law journal. The Michigan Law Review was originally intended as a forum in which the faculty of the Law Department could publish its legal scholarship. The faculty resolution creating the Michigan Law Review required every faculty member to submit two articles per year to the new journal.



From its inception until 1940, the Michigan Law Review's student members worked under the direction of faculty members who served as Editor-in-Chief—the first was Floyd Mechem, the last Paul Kauper. In 1940, the first student Editor-in-Chief was selected. During the years that followed, student editors were given increasing responsibility and autonomy; today, the Michigan Law Review is run with no faculty supervision. Seven of each volume's eight issues ordinarily are composed of two major parts: Articles by legal scholars and practitioners and Notes written by the student editors. One issue in each volume is devoted to book reviews. Occasionally special issues are devoted to symposia or colloquia.

The Michigan Raw Review, a parody of the Michigan Law Review, is published annually by the Barristers Society, a self-styled honorary at the University of Michigan Law School. The Raw Review uses the same cover, layout and typeface, but contains content totally dissimilar, leaning to the "insulting and semi-pornographic". [2]

Significant articles

  • Gregory, Charles Noble (1904). "Jurisdiction over Foreign Ships in Territorial Waters". Michigan Law Review 2 (5): 333–357. doi:10.2307/1273556. 
  • Fairlie, John A. (1920). "Administrative Legislation". Michigan Law Review 18 (3): 181–200. doi:10.2307/1277269. 
  • Prosser, William L. (1939). "Intentional Infliction of Mental Suffering: A New Tort". Michigan Law Review 37 (6): 874–892. doi:10.2307/1282744. 
  • Dawson, John P. (1947). "Economic Duress—An Essay in Perspective". Michigan Law Review 45 (3): 253–290. doi:10.2307/1283644. 
  • Estep, Samuel D. (1960). "Radiation Injuries and Statistics: The Need for a New Approach to Injury Litigation". Michigan Law Review 59 (2): 259–304. doi:10.2307/1286328. 
  • Sax, Joseph L. (1970). "The Public Trust Doctrine in Natural Resource Law: Effective Judicial Intervention". Michigan Law Review 68 (3): 471–566. doi:10.2307/1287556. 
  • Lempert, Richard O. (1977). "Modeling Relevance". Michigan Law Review 75 (5/6): 1021–1057. doi:10.2307/1288024. 
  • Braithwaite, John (1982). "Enforced Self-Regulation: A New Strategy for Corporate Crime Control". Michigan Law Review 80 (7): 1466–1507. doi:10.2307/1288556. 
  • Ulen, Thomas S. (1984). "The Efficiency of Specific Performance: Toward a Unified Theory of Contract Remedies". Michigan Law Review 83 (2): 341–403. doi:10.2307/1288569. 
  • Delgado, Richard (1989). "Storytelling for Oppositionists and Others: A Plea for Narrative". Michigan Law Review 87 (8): 2411–2441. doi:10.2307/1289308. 
  • Esty, Daniel C. (1996). "Revitalizing Environmental Federalism". Michigan Law Review 95 (3): 570–653. doi:10.2307/1290162. 


  1. ^ Sci-Bytes: Journals Ranked by Impact: Law
  2. ^ Swift, Theodore W., "There's a unicorn in the garden", Law Quadrangle Notes (Fall, 1981)Reprinted in Frazier, Richard, Let the Record Show, Michigan State University Press, ISBN 0870134256 (1997)p 284

Further reading

  • Stason, E. Blythe (1952). "The Law Review—Its First Fifty Years". Michigan Law Review 50 (8): 1134–1138. doi:10.2307/1284411. 

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