Thursday, August 13, 2015

Throwback Thursday: Law Review Edition

by Heather Kushnerick, Special Collections Librarian & College Archivist

Dean Garland Walker meets with the editorial board
 of the South Texas Law Journal, 1984.

On August 13, 1985, the South Texas Law Journal changed its name to the South Texas Law Review. This move was authorized by the Board of Directors of the journal at their annual meeting. The new name reflected a more scholarly image, which would be more accepted by the legal community and advantageous to the review's members. At the time there were 185 law reviews, but only 47 law journals. With few exceptions, law journals cover just one subject per edition. Because the South Texas publication covered more than one subject area, the title South Texas Law Review was considered more appropriate.