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POLS 371: Latin American Foreign Policy (Gray): 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 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.