About the DePaul Business and Commercial Law Journal

Academic Respect
  • The Journal is ranked sixth among corporate law journals for its citations in federal and state courts, eighth for its citations in law journals, tenth for its combined ranking, and eleventh in its academic impact.
  • The Journal is ranked seventh among commercial law journals for its citations in state and federal courts.
  • From 2002 - 2011, federal and state courts have cited the Journal more than similar publications of NYU, Northwestern, Berkeley, George Washington, Michigan, Texas, and Virginia.
  • Volume 7 of the Journal was cited in two Amici Briefs to the United States Supreme Court.
  • Our annual symposium attracts prominent speakers including former Chairman of the Federal Reserve Alan Greenspan, National Security Council member Richard Clarke, and BP Amoco Executive George Spindler.
Individualized Support
  • An article accepted for publication is thoroughly reviewed for citation accuracy and substantive consistency.
  • A personal editor will work with the author and coordinate all publication efforts for the article.
Wide Audience
  • The Journal has a circulation of over 2,000 corporate, professional, and independent subscribers.
  • The Journal's subscribers are all over the world including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, Croatia, the European Union, Ghana, Guatemala, Iceland, Israel, Japan, Kenya, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, and several others.
Distinguished Past
  • In 2002, the merger of the DePaul Business Law Journal, published by DePaul University College of Law, and the Commercial Law Journal, published by the Commercial Law League of America (CLLA), created the DePaul Business and Commercial Law Journal.
  • Founded in 1895, the CLLA is the oldest organization of attorneys and other experts in credit and finance actively engaged in the fields of commercial law, bankruptcy, and reorganizations.  Prior to the merger, the CLLA had been publishing articles focused on commercial and bankruptcy law topics for nearly 100 years.
  • The U.S. News and World Report ranks the DePaul University College of Law among the 100 best law schools and is part of the nation's eighth largest private nonprofit university.
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