About the Law Review

The Seton Hall Circuit Review was founded in 2004 on the recognition that thousands of cases are appealed to the federal courts of appeals all over the nation, but only a handful are ever reviewed by the Supreme Court of the United States. This deferral leaves the reins of judicial power in the hands of circuit judges. For practitioners in a given circuit, the court of appeals provides the only binding law and, until the Supreme Court speaks, a practitioner’s respective court of appeals is the supreme arbiter of the law for that circuit.

It is on this premise that the Seton Hall Circuit Review aims to publish scholarly articles analyzing recent important developments in all areas of the law at the federal appellate level. Traditional articles on circuit splits are an ideal fit with this journal, but we also welcome articles of varying length that give careful treatment to a single court of appeals decision in any circuit, whether or not that decision creates a split in court of appeals jurisprudence. We look forward to articles that discuss how a recent decision affects the law and its adherents.

The Seton Hall Circuit Review also aims to publish short and long scholarly articles analyzing important recent developments in all areas of the law at the court of appeals level. In addition, because of the recognized dearth of law review-type articles of relevance to practitioners, we encourage authors to try and bridge that gap between theory and practice while still providing sufficient scholarly analysis to remove the article from the realm of traditional practitioner journals.

To increase the exposure of our authors’ work, it is a commitment of the Seton Hall Circuit Review to send a copy of all published volumes to every judge in the federal courts of appeals.