The Law Review‘s Commitment to Open-Access Publishing

Here at the Northwestern University Law Review, we have followed with interest the recent discussion concerning the importance of open-access publication of legal scholarship. We are committed to maintaining broad and costless access to the information we publish.

Starting with the fourth issue of our ninety-ninth volume, all of our content has been, and will continue to be, available as a PDF download through our print issues. As a result, anyone will be able to find Northwestern University Law Review content using an Internet search engine and download it for free. Furthermore, we will maintain a fully permissive policy regarding authors who wish to post drafts of their forthcoming articles to SSRN, Bepress, or other locations on the web.