The SMU Law Review Association publishes three journals and hosts three symposia annually. 
 
The SMU Law Review, formerly the Southwestern Law Journal, is SMU's flagship journal.  Dating back to 1947, SMU Law Review is published four times each year and reaches law schools, attorneys, and judges throughout the United States and abroad. Each issue includes articles by prominent legal scholars and practitioners, as well as student editors, dealing with significant questions of local, national, and international law.  SMU Law Review also sponsors the annual Corporate Counsel Symposium and the Corporate Directors Institute, both covering current developments in corporate law. These symposia attract corporate practitioners from throughout the United States.

The SMU Annual Texas Survey dates back to 1967 and originally began as a special issue of SMU Law Review.  It was established as an independent journal in 2014.  Published annually, the Survey serves as a tool to legal practitioners in the development of Texas jurisprudence.  Each issue includes articles from law professors, attorneys, and judges concerning a concise presentation of the present state of Texas law in one of eighteen specific practice areas.

The Journal of Air Law and Commerce (JALC), a quarterly publication, was founded at Northwestern University in 1930 and moved to SMU in 1961. The oldest scholarly periodical in the English language devoted primarily to the legal and economic problems affecting aviation and space, JALC has a worldwide circulation in some fifty-four countries. Articles by distinguished lawyers, economists, government officials, and scholars deal with domestic and international problems of the airline industry, private aviation, and outer space, as well as general legal topics that have a significant impact on the area of aviation. JALC sponsors an annual Air Law Symposium on selected problems in aviation law and publishes selected papers from that symposium in one of its issues. More than 500 aviation lawyers and industry representatives come from around the world to attend.  

In 1990, the Boards of the Journal of Air Law and Commerce and the Southwestern Law Journal voted to merge the two publications in order to form the SMU Law Review Association. In addition, the official name of the Southwestern Law Journal was changed to the SMU Law Review.  In 2014, the SMU Annual Texas Survey was established as the third journal under the Association's umbrella.  Under this unique structure, all three publications benefit from broad exposure to a variety of student backgrounds and perspectives.  SMU Law Review Association members work on all three journals and write articles for both SMU Law Review and the Journal of Air Law and Commerce.

 

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