The American Criminal Law Review (ACLR) is one of the nation’s top-ranking criminal law journals. Its issues sit on the desk of thousands of judges, academics, and practitioners across the country. ACLR’s mission is to serve the criminal law community by providing a forum for the best scholarship in the field.
ACLR is a great way to further your legal education and to achieve your professional goals. ACLR offers:
1. The Annual Survey of White Collar Crime. The Annual Survey is the definitive reference work in the white collar crime field. Each staff member helps to update and revise the Annual Survey. This means that everyone will have a guaranteed publication credit by the end of next year. Membership on ACLR means that your work and your name is in a compendium that sits on the desk of thousands of practitioners nationwide.
2. Online Publications. ACLR offers members an alternative method to fulfill the Note requirement through two different publications on ACLR Online: the Featured Online Contributor Program (“FOCP”) and Perspectives. Each broadly allows participants to comment on current events in criminal law while receiving publication credit. Additionally, the pieces are published on Westlaw. FOCP articles are argumentative pieces related to criminal law and justice. Perspectives articles are pieces highlighting nontraditional and diverse perspectives of criminal law.
3. Leadership Experience. ACLR is student-run and among the most prestigious and well-respected journals in the United States. All 2L ACLR staff editors are offered leadership opportunities. ACLR Members are guaranteed to graduate into an editorial or senior position, allowing members to specialize in a particular area of the editing process and contribute in a real way to the publication. ACLR staff members are exposed to a breadth of legal scholarship and gain practical writing and management skills recognized by legal employers everywhere. Social events and training sessions make ACLR a true community of like-minded and supportive students, working together toward a worthy goal.