Student Journals

Fordham Law’s six student-edited journals give students the opportunity to shape legal scholarship and gain exposure to timely legal issues involving the economy, business and finance, the media, the environment, and international affairs.

Our journals consistently draw high praise from the legal community. The Fordham Law Review is the 9th most-cited law journal in judicial opinions, placing it in the company of law journals from Harvard, Columbia, NYU, and Stanford. Fordham’s specialized publications are also lauded: The Fordham Journal of Corporate & Financial Law is ranked #1 among all banking and finance journals, the Fordham Urban Law Journal is ranked second among all public policy journals, and the Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal is ranked fourth among all IP journals.

Articles in the Fordham Law Review, our oldest scholarly journal, have been cited by the U.S. Supreme Court more than 70 times. In its landmark 2009 decision on the constitutionality of lethal injection, Baze v. Rees, 553 U.S. 35, the U.S. Supreme Court, three times, cited Professor Deborah Denno’s groundbreaking 2007 Fordham Law Review article, The Lethal Injection Quandary: How Medicine Has Dismantled the Death Penalty. The Law Review is the 4th-most-cited student-edited law journal in judicial opinions overall. It publishes around 75 articles each year.
The Fordham International Law Journal is ranked 7th in the nation and is the 4th-most-cited by other international law journals. It publishes six books annually, including one devoted to European Union law.
Among public policy journals, the Fordham Urban Law Journal ranks #2 in the nation. Since 1980, the Harvard Law Review has cited it over 80 times, including Leticia M. Saucedo’s 2010 article, Immigration Enforcement Versus Employment Law Enforcement: The Case for Integrated Protections in the Immigrant Workplace. It publishes five books a year, targeting decision-makers interested in a broad range of contemporary legal and policy issues.
The 6th-ranked Fordham Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal serves as a leading source in media law, First Amendment rights, and entertainment and sports law. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stevens cited two separate articles from the Journal in his concurrence in Bilski v. Kappos, 561 U.S. 593, a case outlining the patent eligibility of a process such as an investment strategy. The Journal publishes scholarly articles connected with intellectual property law, including copyrights, trademarks, patents, and Internet law.
The Fordham Journal of Corporate & Financial Law is the most-cited banking and finance journal in other journals, and #2 in terms of student-edited journals. It publishes scholarly articles relevant to the business and legal communities.
The Fordham Environmental Law Review, the 10th-most-cited student-edited environmental journal by other journals, addresses domestic and international environmental issues ranging from regulation of air, water, and soil pollution to environmental racism.