Welcome! The Journal of Law & Policy, formerly the Journal of Urban & Contemporary Law, and The Urban Law Annual, continues to make significant scholarly contributions to the legal community. In the recent past, the Journal has published articles by noted scholars including Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Volume 7), Erwin Chemerinsky (Volumes 1 and16), Ralph Nader (Volume 1),and Martha Minow (Volume 16). We are excited to share our accomplishments with you and to hear your thoughts and suggestions.

Mailing List

Mailing list members receive quarterly electronic newsletters. These newsletters discuss forthcoming volumes, planned symposia, and other pertinent Journal news. If you would like be included on the Journal mailing list, send an email to Ari Cohen at . Please make “mailing list” the subject of your email.

Giving to the Journal

The Journal’s editorial board is constantly endeavoring to improve the quality and reputation of the publication. Though Washington University School of Law provides funds to cover printing and basic operating expenses, it does not supply extra monies to improve our facilities or expand our marketing efforts. As such, we look to you, our alumni, to help us improve the publication into which you invested so much time and energy.

Specifically, we would like to purchase a computer and new furniture for the Journal office. Additionally, we would like to develop a marketing budget with which we could build a subscriber base to ensure the longevity of the publication.

Finally, we hope to use the marketing budget to escalate the Journal’s reputation; the true measure of any law review is the number of times it is cited by courts. Since becoming the Journal of Law & Policy in 1999, the Journal has been cited more than 25 times by Federal Circuit Courts. In furtherance of this effort, we hope to send complimentary copies of the Journal to legal practitioners and judges dealing with important issues discussed in one of our volumes.

If you are interested in giving to the Journal, you can do so via check. Please contact Cort VanOstran at for more information. Gifts exceeding $100 will receive a one year subscription to the Journal.

Advisory Council

John Birath, Jr. Gannon Johnson Rodney Perry
Joel O. Christensen Kames R. Keller Michael Roskiewicz
Caldwell Collins Megan M. Kokontis Jeffrey A. Schwartz
Dana Contratto David C. Knieriem Elizabeth Siemer
Susan E. Dove Heather Lea Stephen W. Tountas
Molly Eastman Katherine M. Lieb Stephen Trichka
Gary H. Feder Douglas Lind Richard R. Vouga
Sean Finley Michael J. Mano Thomas M. Walsh
Renee M. Friedman James A. Martell Dale A. Werts
Alexis Gorton Ian H. Morrison Nicholas H. Weil
Barbara J. Harris Tracey Ohm Kyle R. Williams
Thomas M. Pavelko