The Law School hosts three scholarly journals:
- Penn State Law Review
- Penn State Journal of Law and International Affairs
- The Yearbook on Arbitration and Mediation
Students are selected for journal membership at the end of their first year of legal study on the basis of academic performance and achievement in the annual Writing Competition, held in May. For more information on eligibility and membership requirements for the scholarly journals, contact the editor-in-chief listed on each journal’s website, and visit the Writing Competition Group in ANGEL.
Transfer students are eligible for membership in the scholarly journals. For more information, transfer students should review the Collective Policy on Transfer Students, and request a copy of the Transfer Student Instructions for the writing competition from the Admissions Office.
Joint degree students are eligible for membership on a scholarly journal and may participate in the writing competition. However, J.D./M.B.A. joint degree students must defer law journal membership while enrolled in full time MBA coursework, which normally occurs in the year following the 1L J.D. year.
The Penn State Environmental Law Review was published from 1992 to 2011, and provided a forum for articles in the traditional realm of environmental law, as well as risk assessment, toxicology and epidemiology. Past issues are available here.
The Penn State International Law Review was published from 1982 to 2011, and included articles on public and private international law written by foreign and domestic government officials, legal scholars and private practitioners. Past issues are available here.