Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA

News Release

August 17, 2009
Southwestern's First Issue of the Journal of Legal Education Published

Southwestern is very proud to announce publication of the first issue of the Journal of Legal Education hosted on our campus. Now in its seventh decade and read by approximately 11,000 legal educators and administrators in the U.S. and abroad, the Journal is a quarterly publication of the Association of American Law Schools which fosters a rich interchange of ideas and information about legal education and related matters. Southwestern's editorial team - composed of Bryant Garth and Angela Riley (co-editors), Molly Selvin (associate editor), and Alicia Olivares (editorial assistant) - began work in January 2009 when the journal moved from Georgetown University Law Center.

"We are extremely pleased to host the Journal," said Dean Bryant Garth, "and expect to continue very much along the same path Georgetown followed, by expanding transnational and interdisciplinary studies of the legal profession and education." To that end, the current issue includes cutting-edge articles on such issues as legal education reform in China, based largely on ethnographic research at the Tsinghua University Law School, and ways to integrate sexual orientation and gender identity issues into the tax classroom (through use of real-life examples, the article highlights the remarkable ways that the current tax system discriminates actively against LGBT individuals and couples).

Southwestern's editors also plan to inaugurate new features in coming issues, profiling eminent legal teachers and highlighting unusually innovative approaches to classroom teaching. Information on subscriptions, the full listing of the contents of current and recent issues, and submission requirements can be found online.