Student-Led Publications

Our student-run publications offer the chance to contribute to important legal discourse, honing your research and writing skills while connecting you with a global legal community.

Vanderbilt Law Review

The Vanderbilt Law Review is published six times a year (in January, March, April, May, October, and November).

The Law Review selects new members in the spring of their first year. Students interested in Law Review membership are required to compete in a write-on competition following their spring final exams.


The Environmental Law and Policy Annual Review (ELPARis published annually in the August issue of the Environmental Law Report (ELRin collaboration with the Vanderbilt University Law School and the Environmental Law Institute (ELI) in Washington, DC. Each year, Vanderbilt Law students work with an expert advisory committee, senior staff from ELI, and Vanderbilt Law professors to identify the year's best academic articles that present legal and policy solutions to pressing environmental problems. 


The Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law (JETLaw) is an official, highly-ranked, student-run publication of Vanderbilt  Law School and publishes four issues annually. A special issue includes papers presented at its annual symposium, hosted on the law school campus in Nashville, TN. JETLaw serves as a unique yet inclusive forum for cutting-edge legal scholarship dedicated to the expanding nexus of entertainment, technology, and law in an increasingly connected world. JETLaw welcomes scholarly submissions from the perspectives of copyright, administrative, sports, art, science, technology, and entertainment law, among others. 

Journal of Transnational Law

Established in 1967, the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law is one of the world’s most prominent and widely cited legal journals devoted to current and emerging issues of comparative and international law.  

Social Justice Reporter

SJR is the only Vanderbilt Law journal with an explicit social justice mission. This publication is envisioned as a national go-to resource for social justice-oriented scholars, practitioners, students and community members, with content spanning intersectional issues of law and social equity. SJR will offer a unique mix of high-quality scholarship presented through long-form articles, short essays and opinion pieces, as well as contributions on current events and legal debates with direct and immediate policy relevance. The first round of publications are expected during the 2023-2024 academic year.

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Journal of Risk & Uncertainty

The Journal of Risk and Uncertainty features theoretical and empirical papers that analyze risk-bearing behavior and decision-making under uncertainty. The journal serves as an outlet for important, relevant research in decision analysis, economics, and psychology. Among the topics covered in the journal are decision theory and the economics of uncertainty, psychological models of choice under uncertainty, risk and public policy, experimental investigations of behavior under uncertainty, and empirical studies of real-world, risk-taking behavior. Articles begin with an introductory discussion explaining the nature of the research and the interpretation and implications of the findings at a level accessible to researchers across disciplines.

You may contact Ashley Gray to start subscriptions to the Vanderbilt Law Review, the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, or the Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law.