Welcome to the Georgia State University Law Review
The Georgia State University Law Review is a legal journal published four times a year by second- and third-year Georgia State University law students who have demonstrated outstanding writing and academic skills. The staff of the Law Review edits and publishes articles written by scholars, practitioners, and students.
The fall issue features an annual legislative review known as the Peach Sheets. This review provides the legal community with an in-depth view of the Georgia General Assembly's activities and the legislative intent behind significant bills. The winter, spring, and summer issues feature articles from scholars, practitioners, and students on new and significant issues in the legal community. The summer issue also features shorter articles focusing on the topic of the Law Review’s annual Symposium.
The Law Review’s annual Symposium is a forum that centers on a pressing legal topic. Distinguished scholars, judges, and practitioners offer insight in the form of live speeches and panels. The day-long event is organized by the Law Review’s Symposium editors and is typically held in the early spring.
2018 GSU Law Review Symposium Call For Submissions
"From the Crime Scene to the Courtroom: The Future of Forensic Science Reform"
The Georgia State University Law Review invites legal scholars, advocates, attorneys, judges, scientists, and other practitioners to submit pieces for its upcoming symposium issue on forensic science reform. The symposium issue will address the challenges and opportunities facing forensic science at this unique moment in time, including: avoiding and correcting wrongful convictions; minimizing human error; technological advances in forensic science; ethical conflicts; and the opportunity for states and localities to lead forensic science reform. Authors are invited to submit pieces on these and other related topics.
Our format is flexible to encourage academics, advocates, attorneys, judges, scientists, and other practitioners to participate. We welcome papers, essays, and symposium-length articles on forensic science reform and related topics. Selected pieces will be published in Volume 34, Issue 4, in summer 2018. Because we will begin editing selected articles in February, articles are due from authors by January 22, 2018.
If you are interested in submitting a piece for our symposium issue, please email a short (no longer than one page) abstract of your proposed piece to email@example.com by December 22. Please write “Symposium issue abstract” as the subject line of your email and include the approximate length of your piece.
The Georgia State University Law Review invites authors to submit manuscripts to be considered for publication. The preferred method of submission is through Scholastica. Authors may also send submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please see the "Policies" section of this website for further details on submitting a manuscript. Unsolicited manuscripts sent by mail are not returned unless the author provides a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
Current Issue: Volume 34, Issue 1 (2018) Fall 2017
SB 160 - "Blue Lives Matter" Protection of Public Safety Officers
Caitlin V. Fox and Joseph A. Wallace Jr.
HB 249 - Controlled Substances and Prescription Drug Monitoring Database
Emily R. Polk and Brandon M. Reed