Law Review Commons

lawreviewcommonsLaw Review Commons, hosted by BePress, provides free access to over 200 law review titles from 69 law schools.  A list of law schools participating in the resource can be found here.  An Advanced Search feature exists that allows searching via field, i.e. title, author, institution, publication name or subject.  A Google type tool bar, known as the Simple Search,  is also available that will search both the fields listed above and the full text of items.  Once created and run, a search can also be saved and an Alert created if the researcher creates a free BePress account.

In addition to searching, researchers can also browse the site in several ways.  The researcher can browse by institution, law review title, a subject list and an index created subject list that further subdivides into authors and article titles.

According to information from the website, access to over 150,000 articles from 1852 onwards is provided.  At this point, materials are selective rather than comprehensive.

Researchers with an individual or institutional Expresso account can also use this site to submit articles to law reviews.

Check this excellent and free resource out here.

Hat Tip:  Robert Ambrogi

 

About Lisa Smith-Butler

Lisa is the Associate Dean for Information Services at the Charleston School of Law, Sol Blatt Jr. Law Library. She teaches Advanced Legal Research & Children & the Law.
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