About New England Law Review

About New England Law Review

The New England Law Review was established in 1965 as the Portia Law Journal. When Portia Law School changed its name to New England School of Law in 1969, the Law Journal became the New England Law Review. The Law Review is a student-run organization and the flagship publication of New England Law | Boston.

The Law Review is composed of legal scholarship by both professional and student authors. The goals of the publication are to enhance the legal discourse and to provide a useful research tool for practicing attorneys. The Law Review fosters the personal development of its members as both scholars and prospective attorneys to ensure that each member may enjoy a lifetime of honorable and professional service within the legal community.

New England Law Review‘s editorial offices are located at 154 Stuart Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02116-5312.


Forum is the online supplement to the New England Law Review. All Forum content is separate and distinct from that published in the print volumes. Forum  was developed and launched by the members of the Volume 45 Editorial Board and originally titled On Remand. The members of the Volume 52 Editorial Board changed the publication’s name to Forum and it is an online extension of the Law Review‘s print content: it features original works, unique legal commentaries, and responses to articles printed in the Law Review. The structure of Forum allows the Law Review to publish content that may not lend itself to the typical constraints of the print format, while at the same time providing a forum for a more timely and effective response.


Individual issues of New England Law Review are available for $15.00. The annual subscription rate for domestic subscribers is $35.00 ($40.00 for foreign subscribers), payable in advance. Subscriptions are renewed automatically unless notice to the contrary is received. Address changes or other requests regarding subscriptions should be directed to:

New England Law Review
Attn: Business Managing Editor
154 Stuart Street
Law Review Office
Boston, MA 02116


Phone: (617) 422-7294

Email: lawreview@nesl.edu

Back issues may be obtained from William S. Hein & Co., Inc., 1285 Main Street, Buffalo, New York 14209-1987. William S. Hein & Co., Inc. can be reached by telephone at (716) 882-2600, and by fax at (716) 883-8100. William S. Hein & Co., Inc. maintains a website at http://www.wshein.com. Recent issues may be obtained directly from New England Law Review. The Law Review is also available on LexisNexis and Westlaw.

Digital issues of the New England Law Review are available under the Archives section of the New England Law Review website.

Issues of Forum are available in the Forum section of the New England Law Review website.


Scholarship for Publication in the Print Volumes

The Law Review invites the submission of unsolicited manuscripts either through the mail or electronically to lawreview@nesl.edu. Manuscripts should be sent to the attention of the Editor-in-Chief.

Manuscripts submitted through the mail cannot be returned. The Law Review requests that submitting authors disclose any economic interests and affiliations that may influence the views expressed in any submissions.

The citations in the Law Review conform to The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (Columbia Law Review Ass’n et al. eds., 20th ed.).

Except as otherwise provided, the author of each article published has granted permission for reprinting for classroom use, provided that: (1) copies are distributed at or below cost; (2) author and journal are identified; (3) proper notice of copyright is affixed to each copy; and (4) the user obtains permission to make such copies from the Law Review or the author.

Scholarship for Forum  Publication

If you wish to submit an essay for Forum publication, please ensure the work is no more than 15 double-spaced pages, and email all submissions to forum@nesl.edu. Further, in comparison to traditional print content, scholarship for Forum should be lightly footnoted and sourced. Despite these alterations from traditional print content, all Forum content is subject to meticulous editing assertion standards.