3 S. Cal. L. Rev. 181 (1929-1930)
Concerning the Extent to Which the Law Review Contributes to the Development of the Law

handle is hein.journals/scal3 and id is 201 raw text is: CONCERNING THE EXTENT TO WHICH THE LAW REVIEW
CONTRIBUTES TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE LAW *
DOUGLAS B. MAGGS
An apparatus for instruction and a critical and constructive commentary
on the living law which is a major product of the schools--thus Professor
G. H. Robinson of Cornell, in the preface of,his recent case book on Public
Utilities, characterizes the law review notes and articles cited therein.1 Should,
then, every law school publish a review? Or is there danger that the present
multiplication of law reviews will tend to lessen the aggregate contribution
of all law reviews to the law?
Thirty-seven of the sixty-seven schools, members of the Association of
American Law Schools, and eight schools not members of the Association now
publish law reviews. Since three of these schools join in the publication of
a single review, this makes forty-three reviews published by law schools.2
There are, of course, many legal periodicals which are not published by
law schools. Three magazines dealing with special fields of the law are pub-
*This article is based upon a paper read before the Round Table on Legal Periodicals
at the session of the Association of American Law Schools in New Orleans, December 28,
1929.
t[Professor of Law, University of Southern California; Editor-in-Chief, SOUTHERN
CALIFORNIA LAw Rmrmvw, 1927-1928.]
lRobinson, Cases on Public Utilities, iv.
2The law reviews published by schools which are members of the Association of
American Law Schools, with, in most cases, the year in which each was instituted, are:

Alabama Law Journal (1925)
Boston University Law Review (1921)
California Law Review (1912)
Columbia Law Review (1901)
Cornell Law Quarterly (1915)
Dakota Law Review (1927)
(University of North Dakota)
Georgetown Law Review (1911)
Harvard Law Review (1887)
Illinois Law Review (1906)
(Published jointly by the University
of Chicago, University of Illinois and
Northwestern University)
Indiana Law Journal (1925)
Iowa Law Review (1914)
Kentucky Law Journal
Marquette Law Review (1915)
Michigan Law Review (1902)
Minnesota Law Review (1917)
Mississippi Law Journal (1928)
Nebraska Law Bulletin
North Carolina Law Review (1924)

Notre Dame Lawyer (1925)
Oregon Law Review (1921)
Philippine Law Journal
Rocky Mountain Law Review (1928)
(University of Colorado)
St. Louis Law Review (1915)
(Washington University)
Southern California Law Review (1927)
Tennessee Law Review (1922)
Texas Law Review (1922)
Tulane Law Review (1929)
University of Cincinnati Law Review
(1927)
University of Missouri Bulletin
(Law Series)
University of Pennsylvania Law Review
Virginia Law Review (1913)
Washington Law Review (1925)
West Virginia Law Quarterly
Wisconsin Law Review (1921)
Yale Law Journal (1890)

Law schools not members of the Association publish:
Dickinson Law Review                            St. John's Law Review
Georgia Law Review                              Temple Law Quarterly
National University Law Review                  University of Detroit Bi-Montbly Law
New York University Law Quarterly                    Review
Review                                      University of Omaha Law Bulletin

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