Illustration by Caroline Radell

The Northwestern Law Journal des Refusés (NLJR) is a student-operated journal of law for legal rejects and the legal avant-garde.

Inspired by the Paris Salon des Refusés (1863) (which “introduced to the art world the democratic concept of a multi-style system subject to the review of the general jury of the public” – Albert Boime, The Salon des Refusés and the Evolution of Modern Art) NLJR publishes intellectually diverse and interdisciplinary articles which span a wide breath of disciplines and schools of thoughts, with an eye towards public assessibility.

We publish works which can be understood by the general public and provide guidance to readers for navigating more esoteric works. We publish one print issue of high-quality legal scholarship each Spring, as well as online articles throughout the year.