Welcome to the Dartmouth Law Journal
About the Journal
The Dartmouth Law Journal is the nation's premiere undergraduate journal of law. The Journal is published two times a year, in March and September. Selected articles undergo a strict editing process to prepare them for publication. The Journal has published works from judges, professors, law school students, and practitioners from across the nation.
Launched as the Dartmouth College Undergraduate Journal of Law in the winter of 2003 by two Daniel Webster Legal Society Interns, Meg Thering '05 and Joshua Marcuse '04, the Dartmouth Law Journal provides students and faculty with a public forum for law-related ideas and discussion.
In addition to publishing top scholarship, the Journal provides its contributors with a collaborative editorial process designed to help improve and refine their work. As a condition of article acceptance, contributors are asked to work closely with our editors throughout the revision process, re-examining and polishing their work for a broad readership. Our submissions address a diverse array of law-related questions and ideas.
We also include contributions from the endowed legal speakers at Dartmouth College in each issue, the most recent being:
The New Religious Intolerance by Professor Martha Nussbaum, the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics, University of Chicago Law School and Seeds of Change Lecturer, in Fall 2013, Volume XI Issue 2;
Ordered Liberty: Rights, Responsibilities, and Virtues by Professor James E. Fleming, Professor of Law and The Honorable Frank R. Kenison Distinguished Scholar in Law at Boston University School of Law and the Roger S. Aaron '64 Lecturer, in Spring 2014, Volume XII Issue 1; and
"Toward a Jurisprudence of the Civil Rights Acts" by Professor Robin West, the Frederick Hass Professor of Law and Philosophy at Georgetown University Law Center and The William H. Timbers '37 Lecturer, in Fall 2014, Volume XII Issue 2.
The Journal also appears in online libraries such as HeinOnline and EBSCOhost and is currently expanding its presence in research databases.
The Myth of Strict Scrutiny for Fundamental Rights