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HIST 510: Refugee Law & US Foreign Policy (Keeley): Law Review Articles

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 issues regarding refugee law and US foreign policy; create an awareness of the arguments made surrounding these issues; and explore the historical context. 

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 scholarly journals, you can go directly to specific law reviews as well. Below are a few law reviews that may have articles relating to your specific topic surrounding refugee law and US foreign policy.

International Journal of Refugee Law

European Journal of Migration and Law

Georgetown Immigration Law Journal

International Review of the Red Cross

Plein droit (in French; a publication of GISTI - Groupe d'information et de soutien des immigrés - a non-profit organization whose mission is to advocate for the legal and political rights of immigrants).

Revue du droit des étrangers (in French; a law review of the Association pour le droit des étrangers - a research center based in Brussels whose mission is to support the legal rights of foreigners).

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