Established in 1967, the North Carolina Central Law Review is a legal periodical published, at a minimum, twice a year. The Law Review contains articles written by legal scholars, judges, practitioners and academics. Past authors have included United States Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart; Maynard Jackson, former mayor of the City of Atlanta; Harold R. Washington, former mayor of the City of Chicago; Daniel H. Pollitt, professor of law at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Edward Kennedy, United States Senator from the State of Massachusetts; Rufus L. Edmisten, former Attorney General for the State of North Carolina; Charles E. Daye, professor of law at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and Clark C. Havighurst, professor of law at Duke University. The Review also contains notes and comments written by students of the North Carolina Central University School of Law.
The Review serves multiple functions. First, the articles and case notes alert the legal community to the current and future status of the law. Second, the Review serves as a practical research tool for judges, lawyers and students. Third, the members of the Review receive an intensified education as a result of the legal research and critical legal analysis they perform.
The Review has primarily published works relating to new or evolving areas of the law facing our nation’s minorities. However, the Review also seeks to publish works involving any area of relevant, cutting-edge legal issues. In addition, the Review has broadened its scope by publishing works on other topics that are of state interest.