The St. Thomas More Institute for Legal Research was founded in
1955, at which time The Catholic Lawyer began
publication. The Catholic Lawyer is run under the
rubric of the St. John’s Law
Review. Its articles are devoted to timely legal
problems having ethical, canonical or theological implications.
The Catholic Lawyer publishes 2 issues per
year. Members and editors of the
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sources, checking citations, proofreading, and critically analyzing
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Lawyer. The Catholic Lawyer also accepts
student contributions, which require adherence to the same strict
standards of excellence with respect to analysis, research,
Bluebooking accuracy, and writing style.
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Review has primary responsibility for The Catholic
Lawyer, including overseeing the editorial process and
preparing manuscripts for publication.