The journal holds a two-part admission competition each spring, consisting of a “review of sources and citations,” followed by a traditional writing contest, as well as a recently added diversity statement worth 20% of the admission grade. Students can also join staff if they post a note in the journal. The Yale Law Journal (YLJ) is a student-run legal journal affiliated with Yale Law School. It has been published continuously since 1891 and is the best known of the eight law journals published by Yale Law School students. The journal is one of the most cited legal publications in the United States (with an impact factor of 5,000) and generally generates the highest number of citations per published article.  The eight-year journal contains articles, essays, feature articles, and book reviews written by lawyers, as well as student notes and commentaries. It is entirely published by students. The journal has an online companion, the Yale Law Journal Forum, which contains shorter articles and responses from academics, practitioners, and policymakers. The Deakin Library Legal Abbreviation Resource Guide is a selected list of the most commonly used legal reports, journal titles, and neutral citations with their abbreviations and a hyperlink to the Deakin Library catalogue or website. These other resources will help you decipher less commonly used legal abbreviations: Samuel Alito and Sonia Sotomayor both wrote student notes for the Yale Law Journal that were reviewed during their U.S. Supreme Court appointment processes. Yale Law Journal alumni have served at all levels of the federal court system. Alumni include Supreme Court justices (Samuel Alito, Abe Fortas, Brett Kavanaugh, Sonia Sotomayor, Potter Stewart) and numerous U.S.
appellate court justices (Duane Benton, Stephanos Bibas, Guido Calabresi, Steven Colloton, Morton Ira Greenberg, Stephen A. Higginson, Andrew D. Hurwitz, Robert Katzmann, Scott Matheson, William J. Nardini, Michael H. Park, Jill A. Pryor, Richard G. Taranto, Patricia Wald, Cory T. Wilson). Alumni have also served as U.S. Attorney General (Nicholas Katzenbach, Peter Keisler) and U.S. Solicitors General (Walter E. Dellinger III, Neal Katyal, Seth P.
Waxman). In addition, many editors have served as senior officials (Senator Arlen Specter, Senator Michael Bennet, Senator Richard Blumenthal, former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich, Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar, FBI Director Christopher A. Wray, White House Adviser Lloyd Cutler, National Security Advisor John R. Bolton). Legal abbreviations are an abbreviated form for citing and identifying legal publications and courts. Former editors include prominent law professors (Matthew Adler, Akhil Amar, Ian Ayres, Barbara A. Babcock, Philip Bobbitt, Stephen L. Carter, Alan Dershowitz, John Hart Ely, Noah Feldman, Claire Finkelstein, Joseph Goldstein, Dawn Johnsen, Randall Kennedy, Karl Llewellyn, Jonathan R. Macey, Charles A.
Reich, Reva Siegel, John Yoo und Kenji Yoshino) sowie die Dekane der Yale Law School (Robert Post und Louis H. Pollak, der auch Dekan der University of Pennsylvania Law School war), der Harvard Law School (Martha Minow), der Columbia Law School (David Schizer), der Brooklyn Law School (Joan Wexler), der Northwestern University School of Law (David E. Van Zandt, jetzt Präsident der New School), des Bates College (Clayton Spencer), der Michigan Law School (Evan Caminker), der New York University School of Law (Richard Revesz), Georgetown Law Center (T. Alexander Aleinikoff), Emory University School of Law (Robert A. Schapiro), Washington and Lee University School of Law (Nora Demleitner) und Stanford Law School (Bayless Manning).  Ein kostenlos herunterladbares PDF-Format des vollständigen AGLC4 ist auf der Website der Melbourne University Law Review verfügbar. Der AGLC4 ist der erforderliche Referenzierungsstil für alle Rechtseinheiten. Proper referencing is necessary when conducting legal research and performing legal tasks.
Deakin University, School of Law requires you to comply with the Australian Guide to Legal Citation (4th edition, 2018) when citing references. This guide is available at the library and online. The Yale Law Journal, in collaboration with Harvard Law Review, Columbia Law Review, and the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, publishes Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, the most widely used authority on legal citation formats in the United States.