History & Purpose


Established in 1966, Georgia Law Review is the flagship publication of the University of Georgia School of Law. Staffed entirely by second- and third-year law students, the Law Review is Georgia Law’s only general subject-matter publication. Law Review publishes one volume–comprised of four quarterly issues–annually, and it has recently launched a Symposium issue. Dedicated to publishing quality and timely legal scholarship for over forty-five years, Georgia Law Review publishes the work of renowned law professors, judges, and legal practitioners in addition to selected notes written by Georgia Law Review members.

Georgia Law Review’s mission addresses two principal goals. First, the Review provides the finest legal education and training. Law Review editors select, edit, and publish the works that appear within the pages of Georgia Law Review’s volumes. Through this process, Law Review editors develop and hone their research, writing, editorial, and leadership skills.

More importantly, however, the Review strives to provide a forum for legal reform. In the inaugural issue of the Georgia Law Review, Dean Lindsey Cowen articulates the Review’s purpose “in seeking out the weak points in our law, in developing appropriate recommendations for change, and in advocating them persuasively in its pages.”1 The editors of Georgia Law Review continually seek to fulfill this mission in helping the Review serve as a platform of legal reform.

Georgia Law Review is staffed by Georgia Law students and operates independently of the University of Georgia Law faculty or administration.

1 Ga. L. Rev. at xi (1966).