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CJ 496: International Crime (Block): Law Reviews

Law Reviews: About

Law Reviews: About

law review is basically the legal equivalent of a scholarly journal article. They are normally published by a group of students through their law school or a bar association. Articles are normally written by law professors, judges, or legal practitioners. Shorter "notes" and "comments" are written by the student members of the law review.

They usually express the thoughts of a specialist in the field, analyzing a current issue in law and citing current and past court cases. They often provide potential solutions to the problem. 

How they relate to your assignment

Law Reviews can help you identify relevant scholarly journal articles as well as provide you with a legal expert's researched analysis of a legal issue and suggest and evaluate potential solutions to the problem. This can help you analyze certain arguments surrounding international or transnational crimes, the political climate surrounding those crimes, and explore potential methods to reduce those crimes.

Locating Law Review Articles

You can use the following resources to locate law review articles. With LexisNexis and HeinOnline they require a few button clicks to get to where they're located since they provide a wealth of information beyond law reviews, watch these two quick screencast videos in the POLS 313 American Constitutional Law LibGuide.

Specific Relevant Law Reviews

As with searching specific journals, you can go to specific law review journals, as well. Here are a few recommended, relevant law reviews: 

International Criminal Justice Review

International Criminal Law Review

Journal of International Criminal Justice