About This Journal
The Akron Law Review is a student-edited journal that publishes four issues annually, including a symposium issue, an annual Tax Edition and an annual Intellectual Property Edition. The Tax Edition was previously published as the Akron Tax Journal and the Intellectual Property Edition was previously published as the Akron Intellectual Property Journal.
The Akron Law Review consistently is ranked highly in the Washington and Lee Law Review Rankings, and since 2005 has been in the top 50 of general, student-edited law reviews for "Impact Factor." Since 2006, the Akron Law Review has ranked in the top 60 in the Washington and Lee "Combined Score" ranking for general, student-edited journals.
While many Akron Law Review articles have a traditionally scholarly bent, the Law Review articles also have real-world impact. A 2012 issue of Ohio Lawyer reported that the Ohio Supreme Court has cited the Akron Law Review more times in the past decade than any other journal. See Jared Klaus, Law Reviews: An Undervalued Resource, 26 Ohio Lawyer, May/June 2012, at 28. The Law Review is proud of its commitment to publish outstanding scholarly research that is of value to our courts and practicing attorneys.