Journals and Publications

The University of Wisconsin Law School publishes three scholarly journals and an alumni publication, all described below.

Wisconsin Law Review

The Wisconsin Law Review is a student-run journal of legal analysis and commentary that is used by professors, judges, practitioners, and others researching contemporary legal topics. It includes professional and student articles, with content spanning local, state, national, and international topics. In addition to publishing the journal, the Wisconsin Law Review sponsors an annual symposium at which leading scholars debate a significant issue in contemporary law. Students earn membership through a writing competition at the end of their first year.

The Wisconsin International Law Journal

The Wisconsin International Law Journal established in 1982, is written by both professionals in the field and by law students. The journal offers articles of scholarly and practical interest in various areas of international law. Student members of the journal edit articles of interest in various areas of international law and draft articles for submission and possible publication. Each spring, the student members coordinate a conference on recent topics of interest in international law.

Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender & Society

The Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender & Society is a student-edited journal with a national scope. The Journal, which was established in 1985, publishes contributions from faculty, students, and practitioners on a wide-range of legal topics. Its focus is on scholarship that examines the intersection of law and gender with issues of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and sexual orientation. The Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender & Society is open to all students.

The Gargoyle

The Gargoyle is the alumni magazine of the University of Wisconsin Law School. It takes its name from the stone figure that once stood atop the earlier Law Building and now stands in the atrium of the Law School. The magazine is published twice a year in paper form, funded by alumni donations. It is also available online, where a digital archive provides access to issues going back to Volume 1, published in 1969.

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