Two Alabama Law Review Articles Attract National Media Attention

May 24, 2018

The lead article for the next edition of The Alabama Law Review (Volume 70) has garnered national media attention due to the article’s connection to current events involving renewed tensions between the White House and the Department of Justice.

The article, authored by Rebecca Roiphe, a law professor at New York Law School, and Bruce A. Green, a law professor at Fordham University School of Law, has been featured in The Washington Post and The New York Times. In addition, Alison Frankel, writing for Reuters, described Green’s and Roiphe’s piece as “the best overview I have found . . . on the Department[] [of Justice’s] historical relationship with the president.”

Even though Volume 70 will not go to press until this fall, this marks the second time one of its forthcoming articles has been in the news this spring. In April, The Wall Street Journal ran a story on an article by Professor Uri Benoliel and Professor Xu Zheng that is also set to be published in the upcoming Volume.

In selecting articles for publication this year, Alabama Law students on the Law Review‘s acquisitions board reviewed more than 1,600 submissions from legal scholars around the world.

“There are several things we looked at,” explained David Zeitlin, a Volume 70 acquisitions editor. “We definitely looked for articles that were well-written and relevant, but it was also important that they made strong normative claims and novel contributions to the scholarship.”

The Alabama Law Review is the flagship legal journal of The Alabama School of Law and the state of Alabama, and it is a nationally recognized journal built on a rich tradition of scholarship aimed at exploring issues of national, as well as local, significance to scholars, legislators, jurists, and practitioners. It publishes four Issues per year with contributions from leading scholars as well as selected works from its own members.