The Chicago-Kent Law Review began in 1923 as the Chicago-Kent Review, a spiritual successor to the earlier Chicago-Kent Bulletin. During its near-century run, the journal has published over three thousand articles, which have collectively received over one million downloads since their hosting in 2013. In that time, the Chicago-Kent Law Review has received countless contributions from some of the nation’s foremost thinkers and influencers, including: Justice John Paul Stevens, Circuit Judges Richard A. Posner, Frank H. Easterbrook, Diane Wood, Ilana Diamond Rovner, Walter J. Cummings, Luther M. Swygert, Dean Erwin Chemerinsky, Professor William N. Eskridge, Jr., Governor Richard B. Ogilvie, and even author Michael Crichton—among many others. In 1987, the journal moved to an all-symposium format, meaning that each issue presents articles devoted to a single topic. Currently, the Chicago-Kent Law Review publishes one volume of three issues each year.
The Law Review develops its members’ scholarship and legal writing through a comprehensive one-year writing program. Each issue of the Law Review showcases several of the best student works.