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The St. Mary’s Law Journal

St. Mary's Law Journal Students

The St. Mary’s Law Journal, a student-led operation, strives to publish articles of significant scholarly merit and practical use. The printed product of the journal’s collective efforts reflects developments in the state of the law as well as legal education. Experience gained from participation in the St. Mary’s Law Journal includes extensive training in legal writing, critical analysis and editing. These valuable skills are thoroughly utilized in the day-to-day operation of a legal publication and are carried on into practice after law school.

The journal has produced works cited by numerous state appellate courts, the Texas Supreme Court and the United States Supreme Court. The St. Mary’s Law Journal is dedicated to providing valuable and practical contributions to the bench and bar on a wide variety of legal issues, as it has done for more than 50 years. The journal has many distinguished alumni, including judges, politicians, and senior partners in prominent law firms.

For more than a decade, the St. Mary’s Law Journal has recruited the highest quality professors, attorneys and judges to contribute to an annual live symposium, and accompanying print edition, dedicated to this area of the law. Throughout this experience, our editors and readers have witnessed an increasing need for legal scholarship in each of these areas. Malpractice claims are on the rise, technology creates novel ethical issues, and the public continues to question the integrity of the legal community.

Now, more than ever, the fields of legal malpractice and professional responsibility deserve a scholastic niche set aside solely for the purpose of legal analysis and comment on these topics. Therefore, as an extension of our dedication to this area of the law, the St. Mary’s Law Journal launched the St. Mary’s Journal on Legal Malpractice and Ethics in 2011. In the two issues it releases each year, this journal focuses solely on legal malpractice and ethics issues, and is the only law review in the nation to spotlight legal malpractice issues.

The Scholar: St. Mary’s Law Review on Race and Social Justice

The Scholar is a student-led and run law review that seeks to speak for the benefit of minority and vulnerable communities. To accomplish its mission of giving a voice to the voiceless in our society​, The Scholar strives to have a relationship with the legal and general community, to inform, share, and learn alongside them. The Scholar publishes on a broad range of legal topics through the lens of race and social justice because the systemic injustices vulnerable communities face are multifaceted and must be addressed in a multifaceted way.

This law review is a hopeful sign of a promising future and of a better understanding of all members in our society. Members of The Scholar have the opportunity to strengthen their writing and editing skills, which will be invaluable in the workplace. The Scholar is also known for hosting an annual Immigration Symposium for the legal community which attracts speakers of national prominence to discuss current issues with our immigration system. To learn more about The Scholar and to see our latest publications, join us here.

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