Published eight times a year, the journal features articles, essays, feature articles, and book reviews written by professional lawyers, as well as notes and commentaries written by students. It is entirely published by students. The journal has an online companion, the Yale Law Journal Forum, which contains shorter articles and responses from academics, practitioners, and policymakers. The Yale Law Journal (YLJ) is a student-run legal journal affiliated with Yale Law School. It has been published continuously since 1891 and is the best known of the eight law journals published by Yale Law School students. The journal is one of the most cited legal publications in the United States (with an impact factor of 5,000) and generally generates the highest number of citations per published article.  The journal holds a two-part admission competition each spring, consisting of a “source and citation check” followed by a traditional writing contest, as well as a recently added diversity statement worth 20% of the admission score. Students can also join staff if they post a note in the journal. Oregon and Washington have adopted innovative, health-focused responses to drug use and addiction: we need to compare the results of these new approaches with more traditional interventions to measure their effectiveness.
Lucinda M. Finley, Frank G. Raichle Professor of Trial and Appellate Advocacy, University at Buffalo Law School Kate Stith, Lafayette S. Foster Professor of Law, Yale Law School Sylvia A. Law, Elizabeth K. Dollard Professor Emeritus of Law, Medicine and Psychiatry, New York University School of Law After one semester of membership, students can apply to the YJIL Board of Directors, the administrative body that selects journal content, oversees the editorial process, and directs the journal`s internal operations and programming. Symposium EditorsDominique JamesMelissa Kay Samuel Alito and Sonia Sotomayor both wrote student notes for the Yale Law Journal that were reviewed during their U.S. Supreme Court appointment processes. Martha L. Minow, 300th Anniversary Professor, Harvard Law School In addition to regular editorial activities, editors provide substantial commentary on early drafts of our authors` work.
For experienced editors who do not wish to join YJIL`s board of directors, the journal has created the position of “editor-in-chief”. Editors are an integral part of the YJIL community – members who bring institutional memory and advanced knowledge of international law to YJIL`s publishing process and programming. Owen M. Fiss, Sterling Professor Emeritus of Law, Yale Law School alumni, also served as Attorney General of the United States (Nicholas Katzenbach, Peter Keisler) and Solicitor General of the United States (Walter E. Dellinger III, Neal Katyal, Seth P. Waxman). In addition, many editors have served as senior officials (Senator Arlen Specter, Senator Michael Bennet, Senator Richard Blumenthal, former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich, Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar, FBI Director Christopher A. Wray, White House Adviser Lloyd Cutler, National Security Advisor John R.
Bolton). As Congress debates the creation of a national cannabis market, Congress should address the issues raised by the dormant trade clause and clearly articulate the balance of power between state and federal governments. Frances Elisabeth Olsen, Professor of Law, University of California, Los Angeles School of Law “Infants” and Armcamps in the Second Amendment Era: Sense of the Historical Record Articles EditorElinor Case-PethicaSonia GhuraLyle CherneffGrace Sullivan Reva Siegel, Nicholas deB. Katzenbach Professor of Law, Yale Law School This remark explains why it is crucial for the U.S. Supreme Court to make it clear that agencies cannot ignore the Congressional Review Act of 1996, a law that prevents new agency “rules” from “going into effect” before Congress has had a chance to prevent them from becoming “laws.” Law schools are part of the problem – but they can (and should) be part of the solution. Shelley Geballe, Associate Professor of Law, Yale Law School; Assistant Professor of Public Health Practice, Yale School of Public Health; Distinguished Senior Fellow, Connecticut Voices for Children YJIL membership is open to all Yale Law School students from their first year, including LL.M.