Southwestern Hosts the 60th Annual National Conference of Law Reviews
In March, law review and law journal editors from around the country gathered in Los Angeles to collaborate and discuss issues connected with student-edited publications at the 60th Annual National Conference of Law Reviews (NCLR), hosted by Southwestern. Approximately 250 student editors from 85 law schools representing over 100 different journals attended the event, which focused on “Keeping the Law Relevant” – exploring ways to maintain a publication’s tradition of excellence while incorporating modern, 21st century enhancements.
While many law schools repeatedly send student editors to NCLR, often using it as a means of transitioning the new staff for the upcoming year, 18 of the schools in attendance had not sent students in prior years. This included Florida A&M University College of Law and American University Washington College of Law; with over a dozen legal journals on their campus, American University sent the most students of any law school this year.
“Our experience in Los Angeles was not only memorable, but truly educational and beneficial,” said Loren Vasquez, Editor-in-Chief of the Florida A & M University Law Review. “I learned valuable lessons about managing a successful law review and made many meaningful connections with other hardworking and creative law students. The conference has inspired us to challenge ourselves and continue to improve by following the many superb examples we were shown.” Continue reading…