The November issue is the special annual review of the U.S. Supreme Court's previous Term. The issue also includes an In Memoriam section honoring the memory of Justice Antonin Scalia. Contributors include Chief Justice John Roberts, Jr. and Associate Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan, as well as Cass Sunstein, Martha Minow, John Manning, and Rachel Barkow.
Each year, the Supreme Court issue is introduced by noteworthy and extensive contributions from recognized scholars. In this issue, for the 2015 Term, articles include:
- Foreword: “Looking for Power in Public Law,” by Daryl J. Levinson
- Essay: “The Age of Scalia,” by Jamal Greene
- Comment: “Fisher’s Cautionary Tale and the Urgent Need for Equal Access to an Excellent Education,” by Kimberly Jenkins Robinson
- Comment: “Gridlock,” by Josh Blackman
In addition, the first issue of each new volume provides an extensive summary of the important cases of the previous Supreme Court docket, covering a wide range of legal, political, and constitutional subjects. Student commentary is thus provided on Leading Cases of the 2015 Term, including such subjects as separation of powers, freedom of speech, exclusionary rule, right to counsel, equal protection, jurisdiction, mandatory arbitration, abortion rights, corruption statutes, immigration law, and Title VII. Complete statistical graphs and tables of the Court's actions and results during the Term are included; these summaries and statistics, including voting patterns of individual Justices, have long been considered very useful to scholars of the Court in law and political science. The issue includes a linked Index of Cases and citations for the discussed opinions. Finally, the issue features several summaries of Recent Publications.
The Harvard Law Review is offered in a quality digital edition, featuring active Contents, linked footnotes, active URLs, legible tables, and proper ebook and Bluebook formatting. This current issue of the Review is November 2016, the first issue of academic year 2016-2017 (Volume 130). The Review is a student-run organization whose primary purpose is to publish a journal of legal scholarship. It comes out monthly from November through June and has roughly 2500 pages per volume. Student editors make all editorial and organizational decisions.