SMU Law Review Forum


The SMU Law Review Forum is the online counterpart to SMU Law Review, the flagship journal at SMU Dedman School of Law. The Forum specializes in short-form, timely articles that are reviewed and published on an ongoing basis and with an accelerated schedule. 

The SMU Law Review Forum started seventy-two years after SMU Law Review’s first publication in 1947 and serves as a new format for authors to engage in timely debate on important legal issues. As SMU Law Review’s online counterpart, the Forum provides another platform for professors, practitioners, judges, legal scholars, and students to explore the implications of recent legal decisions, events, and trends. The Forum strives to publish contemporary scholarship and elevate the work of diverse individuals whose identities, viewpoints, and ideas have often been underrepresented in the legal field. 

All editing is done by student members of the board of editors and the staff of the SMU Law Review Association. The Association also publishes the SMU Law Review, the Journal of Air Law and Commerce, and the SMU Annual Texas Survey.