Welcome, Class of 2019!

Greetings from the Harvard Journal on Legislation! Our names are Nino Monea and Maria Makar and we are the Co-Presidents and Editors-in-Chief of the Journal.

We are writing to welcome you to campus and encourage you to join JOL. As the nation’s premier law review focused on legislative analysis and the legislative process, we have a unique role in shaping public policy. Not only do we publish articles written by law professors and students, we also regularly publish essays by members of Congress and other government officials. These articles are often reported on by the nation’s top newspapers.

The Journal on Legislation is the third-oldest journal at Harvard Law School, first published in 1964. Despite our long history, we seek to innovate in the field of legal academia by promoting shorter, more accessible policy analysis essays written by students, and experimenting with peer-review systems for articles. From your first day with JOL, you can also get involved with one of our committees, which allow you to help select articles for publication, edit online pieces, or plan social events and our annual symposium.

On the social side, we have an executive office suite on the 2nd floor of the WCC, an open door policy, and an abundant supply of snacks for our members. As the only bipartisan policy journal on campus, we are open to all points of view and opinion. If you would like to get involved or have questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at amonea@jd17.law.harvard.edu or mmakar@jd17.law.harvard.edu.

Look forward to meeting you!

Nino Monea & Maria Makar
Co-Presidents & Editors-in-Chief
Harvard Journal on Legislation