American Criminal Law Review

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The American Criminal Law Review is the nation’s premier journal of criminal law. The ACLR seeks to serve the criminal law community by providing a forum for the best scholarship in the field. The ACLR especially strives to provide information and ideas that are useful to criminal law practitioners.

The ACLR publishes three issues a year containing articles and notes from leading criminal law scholars. It also publishes the Annual Survey of White Collar Crime, the definitive reference work for white collar practitioners. Every other year, the ACLR also hosts a symposium bringing together professors, practitioners, and students to discuss contemporary issues in criminal law. In 2010, the ACLR launched its blog, providing yet another forum for criminal law scholarship.

The ACLR was first published in 1962 by the University of Southern California Law School in conjunction with the American Bar Association.

The ABA moved the publication to the University of Kansas Law School the following year and changed its title to the American Criminal Law Quarterly (“ACLQ”). As an ABA publication, the ACLQ concentrated on a practitioner’s approach to the criminal law. In 1971, ACLQ moved to Georgetown University Law Center, where it became a student-edited publication and its title changed to the “American Criminal Law Review” (ACLR). Today, it is the nation’s premier journal of criminal law.

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