About Nebraska Law Review


The mission of the Nebraska Law Review 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 law that affects Nebraska and the Eighth Circuit in order to be a service to practitioners and scholars. The Bulletin publishes short scholarly commentaries regarding significant legal issues as well as short commentaries responding to articles and notes published in the Review.


The Nebraska Law Review is led by seven 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 an ability to analyze and articulate complex legal issues in a writing competition. 


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. Today, the Bulletin additionally publishes law that affects Nebraska and the Eighth Circuit more generally.