March 24, 2009


MSU Law Journals Participate in National Conference of Law Reviews

East Lansing, MI — The Michigan State University College of Law Journal of International Law, Journal of Medicine and Law, and Michigan State Law Review represented the Law College at the National Conference of Law Reviews (NCLR) in Baton Rouge, Louisiana last week.

John Swallow, outgoing managing editor, Mark Kozlowski, incoming editor in chief, Rachel Sal, incoming managing editor, and Peter Cummings, incoming managing editor, represented the Journal of International Law.

Lindsay Willett, outgoing editor in chief, Kara Yoh, outgoing administrative editor, Christopher Ryan, incoming editor in chief, and Ina Agaj, incoming administrative editor, represented the Journal of Medicine and Law.

From the Michigan State Law Review, Mahfouz Ackall, outgoing editor in chief, Laura Tedesco, outgoing executive editor, Megan Hard, incoming editor in chief, and Jeffrey Rector, incoming executive editor, attended.

These MSU Law students joined students from other journals and law reviews from the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico for the four-day conference, which was hosted by the Southern University Law Review.

The outgoing boards helped present workshops and panels to the incoming boards discussing different topics related to the running of a student-run law journal. NCLR provided an opportunity for students to see how other journals run and for them to share ideas and network with each other.

Jeffrey Toobin, author of the bestselling, The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court, served as the event's keynote speaker and Bryan Garner, author of several legal writing books, also spoke.

MSU College of Law was in founded in 1891 as the Detroit College of Law and was devoted exclusively to professional education in law. The Law College is one of only a few private law schools to be affiliated with a research university, enabling it to provide a comprehensive interdisciplinary legal education program. Classes offered in its state-of-the-art facilities provide students the benefits of a Big Ten campus while maintaining a small school culture. For more information about the Law College, visit


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(front row, left to right) Rachel Sal, Lindsey Willet, Christopher Ryan, Ina Agaj, and Kara Yoh
(back row, left to right) Peter Cummings, John Swallow, and Mark Kozlowski