The first issue of the University of Baltimore Law Review was published in Winter 1971. Volume 1 Issue 1 contained three student notes, several book reviews, and an article by then-Attorney General Francis B. Burch, an incredible achievement even for eleven ambitious evening students.
The journal has come a long way since that time. Four decades after the publication of our first issue, with a staff of more than seventy students, we still aspire to the high standard set by the classes before us. In 2011-12, the Volume 41 Executive Board began publishing four issues a year and using an entirely digital production process, eliminating a paper-based process that had existed for forty years. It is therefore with an emphatic nod to our journal’s past that we announce this new endeavor, a student-run website that will offer an outlet for the timely publication of editorials, commentary, and legal scholarship for the Law Review staff and the local legal community as a whole.
While much remains to be decided about the scope and breadth of the online version of our journal, we hope our readers will enjoy the additional content and look forward to seeing our online presence evolve as future classes build upon it.
The Volume 42 Executive Board