The Scholar: St. Mary's Law Review On Minority Issues
The Scholar: St. Mary’s Law Review on Minority Issues was founded in 1998 as The Hispanic Scholar at St. Mary's University, Texas School of Law by six law students. The intention was to create a law review that would give a voice to ethnic minorities, gays and lesbians, immigrants, racial minorities, women, and other disenfranchised groups which are often silenced in legal discourse.
The initial Editorial Board was a non-hierarchical student-run panel in which all members shared tasks, volunteered for projects, and took charge of assignments collectively delegated by the Board. After a few months the name was changed to The Scholar: St. Mary’s Law Review on Minority Issues. The group obtained left-over furniture from the law library and paid for office supplies out of their own pockets. The first issue was published in Spring 1999.
Since then the Editorial Board has evolved into a hierarchical panel, but the mission remains the same. The Board is now headed by the Editor-In-Chief, Managing Editor/Symposium Editor, Solicitation Editor, two Executive Editors, and 3 Associate Editors. In 2006, the Volume 9 Editorial Board began publishing three issues a year, instead of two per year, as the boards before did. In 2007, the Volume 10 Editorial Board added a Symposium issue, increasing the number of total issues published to four issues a year. Issues are published in October, February, March (Symposium), and May.
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