Issues

The Saint Louis University Law Journal publishes four print issues each year. Three of the Journal’s four annual issues encompass a unique area of focus.

Childress Memorial Issue

The Journal sponsors the annual Richard J. Childress Memorial Lecture, publishing the keynote address on a timely legal topic as well as responses from the lecture’s scholarly participants.

Recent Childress Lectures have featured scholars from across the country addressing such topics as indigent defense, religious freedom and the debate between federalism and nationalism.

View videos from recent lectures and read the corresponding Journal issues.

Symposium Issue

The Journal co-sponsors a symposium every year held at Saint Louis University School of Law focusing on a different legal topic. The annual symposium issue contains articles written by attendees.

Recent symposium issues include:

Learn more about symposia at SLU LAW.

Teaching Issue

Developed in 2000, the teaching issue focuses on a different theme in legal instruction each year, providing articles from top scholars that serve as a resource for deans, professors, students and anyone interested in learning and teaching law.

As a series, these issues offer a forum for scholars, judges, practitioners and students to discuss methods for the effective teaching and learning of particular law school courses.

In recent years, the Journal has devoted the teaching issue to the following subject areas:

General Issue

The general issue includes some of the best unsolicited articles that the Journal receives in a given year. It does not adhere to a specific theme and instead addresses topics spanning across the legal spectrum.