About Nebraska Law Review

Mission

The mission of the Nebraska Law Review Bulletin is to cultivate legal education and scholarship in Nebraska by focusing on law in Nebraska and the Eighth Circuit, to be a source of legal updates for Nebraska and Eighth Circuit practitioners, and to foster communication across the various segments of the legal community. 

The Bulletin is an online journal that discusses, states, and criticizes Nebraska and Eighth Circuit law in such a way as to be a service to practitioners and scholars in Nebraska and the Eighth Circuit. The Bulletin publishes short scholarly commentaries regarding significant legal issues in Nebraska and the Eighth Circuit as well as short commentaries responding to articles and notes published in the Review.

Composition

The Nebraska Law Review is led by six Executive Officers and a team of Executive Editors who oversee the editing process. The Review selects candidate members following the spring of their first year of law school based on their exemplary academic performance and ability to analyze and articulate complex legal issues in a written Note. 

History

In 1922, the faculty of the University of Nebraska College of Law published the first Nebraska Law Bulletin "to state and criticize Nebraska law in selected fields, in such a way as to be of service to the profession." Over the years, the Nebraska Law Bulletin transformed into the Nebraska Law Review and considerably increased the scope of its inquiry. Now, the Review primarily publishes articles that are beneficial to practitioners and scholars in the Eighth Circuit, but the articles are beneficial to practicioners and scholars all across the United States.

In 2008, the Review recognized the absence of scholarly articles that discussed and criticized the law in Nebraska and the Eighth Circuit.  Thus, the Review decided to resurrect the spirit of the Nebraska Law Bulletin and establish the Nebraska Law Review Bulletin—an online journal which publishes short scholarly commentaries to state and criticize Nebraska and Eighth Circuit law in such a way as to be a service to practitioners and scholars in Nebraska and the Eighth Circuit.