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NIU Law Review joins Huskie Commons 

June 15, 2017

The Northern Illinois University Law Review is pleased to announce the integration of the review’s Online Journal into the Huskie Commons system. Huskie Commons is a digital service that collects, preserves and distributes digital material from scholars within the NIU community. The title of the online journal, effective immediately, is the Northern Illinois Law Review Online.

The integration will take place over several weeks during the months of June and July, and should be completed prior to the first day of classes for the 2017/18 academic year.

This integration gives the review several benefits, including indexing works on Google Scholar — a service not previously available to articles published in the online journal. It allows for placing articles in an archived system and having multi-server security that ensures long-term preservation. Additionally, the integration provides access to articles in the collection dating from the first online appearance in 2008 through to the current issue.

The review looks forward to integrating further technological updates that will produce an exceptional and relevant resource throughout the 21st century and beyond.

The Northern Illinois University Law Review is a student-edited journal that publishes articles designed to assist the legal community and to stimulate critical discussion of current legal, policy and social issues. Members of the law review participate in an intensive two-semester writing and production program designed to develop writing and editing skills. The review publishes three print issues per year, with the third issue being dedicated to a specific legal or social issue the membership has collectively decided to highlight. Referred to as the “symposium” issue, this issue is released in conjunction with a one-day conference comprised of presentations, round-table discussions and keynote addresses by experts on the symposium topic.