About Emory Law Journal

The Emory Law Journal is the law review at Emory University School of Law. The Emory Law Journal began as the Journal of Public Law in 1952. In 1972, the Journal expanded its scope from public law, becoming the Emory Law Journal. Today, Emory Law Journal publishes six issues a year featuring professional and student articles on a broad range of legal topics and remains entirely student-edited. The goals of ELJ are three-fold:

(1) to foster excellence in legal research, writing, analysis, and editing; to provide the legal community with reliable and thoughtful commentary on new developments and trends in the law;

(2) to enhance the reputation of the Emory University School of Law;

(3) to provide not only a valuable research tool to practitioners by illuminating the current state of the law, but also to serve as a forum for legal activism by demonstrating where the law should be.

The achievement of these goals rests on the ability and dedication of ELJís Members. ELJ consists of second- and third-year law students who have demonstrated superior ability in legal writing and analysis. Each year, up to thirty-six second-year students are invited to join ELJ as Candidates to the Editorial Board. Those students who successfully complete the Candidacy requirements are elevated to be Members of the Editorial Board and become eligible for election to the Executive Board. ELJ Members and Candidates carry sole responsibility for the editorial content and the substantive and technical accuracy of each article published in ELJ. For all Members and Candidates of ELJ, the writing and editing responsibilities provide an invaluable and intensive educational experience, which will serve them well in school and in practice.



Joel Langdon, 2013-2014 Editor-in-Chief

Jared Buszin, 2012-2013 Editor-in-Chief

David Mashburn, 2013-2014 Executive Articles Editor

Amy Tozer, Director of Student Publications