Founded in 1901 by Joseph E. Corrigan, the first Editor-in-Chief, and John M. Woolsey, the Secretary, the Columbia Law Review is a leader in legal scholarship in the United States and around the world. The Review is an independent nonprofit corporation edited and published entirely by students at Columbia Law School. It is one of a handful of student-edited law journals in the nation that publishes eight issues a year. The Review is the third most widely distributed and cited law review in the country. It receives about 2,000 submissions a year and selects approximately 20-25 manuscripts for publication, in addition to student Notes. In 2008, the Review expanded its audience with the launch of Sidebar, an online supplement to the Review. By bringing together a diverse group of legal scholars, practitioners, community leaders, and judges, Sidebar provides an important, emerging forum for the discussion of pressing legal issues.
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