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Emory Law Journal

Aims & Scope

The goals of ELJ are three-fold:

  1. to foster excellence in legal research, writing, analysis, and editing; to provide the legal community with reliable and thoughtful commentary on new developments and trends in the law;
  2. to enhance the reputation of the Emory University School of Law;
  3. to not only provide a valuable research tool to practitioners by illuminating the current state of the law, but also to serve as a forum for legal activism by demonstrating where the law should be.

The achievement of these goals rests on the ability and dedication of ELJ’s members, which consists of second- and third-year law students who have demonstrated superior ability in legal writing and analysis. Each year, up to forty-three second-year students are invited to join ELJ as candidates to the Editorial Board. Those students who successfully complete the candidacy requirements are elevated to the Editorial Board and become eligible for election to the Executive Board. ELJ board members and board candidates carry sole responsibility for the editorial content and the substantive and technical accuracy of each article published in ELJ. The writing and editing responsibilities provide everyone involved with the daily operations of the Journal an invaluable educational experience.