The Yale Law Journal

Welcome to The Yale Law Journal Online

Jeff Lee
12 Aug 2009

The Yale Law Journal is pleased to present its new online platform, The Yale Law Journal OnlineYLJ Online will continue the Journal's mission of providing accessible and substantive scholarship through the online medium.  It offers original essays on timely and novel legal developments and responses to articles in the print Journal, as well as adapted lectures and audiorecordings/podcasts of featured pieces.  When the Journal launched The Pocket Part in 2005, it was the first law review to establish an original online companion; YLJ Online represents the next step in that endeavor.

In conjunction with the release of the new online platform, YLJ Online co-sponsored a conference with the Yale Law School Supreme Court Advocacy Clinic on the Supreme Court's certiorari process.  "Important Questions of Federal Law: Assessing the Supreme Court's Case Selection Process" brought together a slate of participants that included Linda Greenhouse, the Hon. J. Harvie Wilkinson III, Seth Waxman, and Lyle Denniston at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on September 18, 2009.  The conference's media coverage includes's article, here.

The launch of YLJ Online's original content section features an essay by Hiro N. Aragaki, addressing the Hall Street v. Mattel litigation and manifest disregard, as well as responses by scholars to Michael Stokes Paulsen's The Constitutional Power To Interpret International Law (118 Yale L.J. 1762 (2009)).  In the coming weeks, YLJ Online will present a variety of essays and features on marriage, property, and corporate law, as well as a selection of pieces from Judge Wilkinson and other participants in its Washington, D.C. conference.