The Utah Law Review was founded in 1948 with the purpose of serving the interests of students, the bench, and the bars of the state and surrounding areas. Since then, its scope has expanded to include legal issues of importance both domestically and internationally. The Utah Law Review is a student-run organization, with all editorial and organizational decisions made by student-editors enrolled at the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah. The Utah Law Review publishes four issues per year, with each issue containing approximately 250 pages of legal scholarship.
Why should students be on Utah Law Review?
Employers, particularly large law firms and judges selecting law clerks, like to interview students who have participated in Utah Law Review. Participation requires in-depth, meticulous legal research and writing required of attorneys and clerks.
A potential employer who sees Utah Law Review on your resume knows that you have been through rigorous training, and will likely think that you are intelligent and have a strong work ethic, eye for detail, and good writing skills.
Utah Law Review can also be useful even if you don’t plan to work in big firm or clerking, particularly if you plan to pursue an academic legal career. Utah Law Review can give you a great start on the road to becoming a law professor, not only because of the editing experience, but also through the opportunity of having your own note or comment published.