Background

The Drake Law Review attempts to provide a diverse collection of scholarship in each volume. A conscious attempt is made to provide articles, notes, and lectures that are practical in application, yet forward in thought and purpose. The Drake Law Review has enjoyed much success over the years. For instance, Drake Law Review ranks among the nation’s top law journals, recently ranking among the 45 most-cited legal periodicals by courts from 2004-2011. The Drake Law Review strives to provide exemplary articles that are academically and practically relevant for practitioners and scholars.  Published articles are highly informative, thoroughly researched and address topics of law in Iowa, the United States, and across the globe.  The Drake Law Review editorial board is dedicated to a high level of performance to publish top quality, well-informed articles in every issue.

The Drake Law Review has published articles by legal scholars such as Frank Michelman, Peter Edelman, former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Cady, Erwin Chemerinsky, Cass Sunstein, Randy Barnett, Cheryl Harris, Paul Brest, Stephen Carter, and Michael Gerhardt. In 2003, the United States Supreme Court once again cited the Drake Law Review. Justice Stevens’s dissenting opinion in United States v. Am. Library Ass’n, Inc., 539 U.S. 194 (2003) extensively quoted Gregory K. Laughlin’s article entitled “Sex, Lies, and Library Cards: The First Amendment Implications of the Use of Software Filters to Control Access to Internet Pornography in Public Libraries,” 51 DRAKE L. REV. 213 (2003).