Law journals

Indiana Law’s highly regarded law journals enable second- and third-year students to conduct and publish original legal research as well as edit work by prominent legal scholars.

Indiana Law Journal

Select students are invited to join the staff of the Indiana Law Journal during the summer following their first year of law school. Invitations are extended based on first-year academic performance and a writing competition that takes place at the end of the first year. The ILJ publishes original articles by a distinguished and diverse selection of authors that have included United States Chief Justice William Rehnquist and U.S. Solicitor General Seth Waxman. Students select, edit, and verify the accuracy and form of cited sources in the articles. The journal also publishes several student-written articles. For more information, please contact Rita Eads, Journal Coordinator.

Indiana Journal of Constitutional Design

The Indiana Journal of Constitutional Design is the first journal devoted specifically to the emerging field of constitutional design. This new field examines the ways in which basic legal ordering (the law that creates the fundamental power structures of a given country) shapes and is shaped by political, economic, and cultural conditions. This online journal publishes a range of different materials, including not only traditional articles and student notes, but also taxonomies of design options on particular subjects, explorations of specific drafting issues in particular countries, and reflections by those with experience in constitutional drafting and design. The goal of the Journal is to help develop this emerging field by providing information and ideas to both scholars and practitioners of constitutional drafting. The Journal is affiliated with the school's Center for Constitutional Democracy.

Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies

The Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies publishes articles by distinguished legal scholars focusing on issues of globalization and international law. Each issue generally contains articles by authors from many different countries. Select students are invited to join the staff during the summer following their first year of law school. Invitations are extended based on first-year academic performance and a writing competition that takes place at the end of the first year. Students edit and proofread articles, and verify the accuracy and form of cited sources. The journal also publishes several student-written articles. For more information, please contact Rita Eads, Journal Coordinator.

Indiana Journal of Law and Social Equality

The purpose of the online Indiana Journal of Law and Social Equality is to serve as an interdisciplinary academic forum for scholars, practitioners, policy-makers, and students to contribute to society's understanding of legal and policy issues concerning race, religion, gender, and class.

Membership in the Journal consists of second- and third-year students who have exhibited a demonstrated commitment to social equality through relevant discipline, employment, or volunteer work and who have had exemplary performance in their first-year studies.

The Journal was founded by Jalil Dozier, JD'11, and Alex Simpson, JD'11. Prof. Luis Fuentes-Rohwer is the faculty advisor. Please contact the current Editor-in-Chief at ijlse@indiana.edu.

IP Theory

IP Theory, founded in 2010, is an online, peer-edited, open-access intellectual property law publication, affiliated with the school's Center for Intellectual Property Research (CIPR). In addition to publishing conventional articles, IP Theory serves as a forum for essays, opinion pieces, and literature reviews, of which are more concise than typical law review articles. As such, IP Theory is free from many constraints of traditional law journals and provides authors with a variety of formats to commentate, present research, and inform the IP community about developments in the law and legal practice. 

Faculty members and the student board solicit and select content. Student editors further manage logistics and editing, enabling a fast turnover of manuscripts. Articles are published on a rolling basis as soon as the review process is complete. For more information, please contact Prof. Mark Janis, CIPR's director, or Prof. Michael Mattioli, the journal's faculty advisor.