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University of Louisville Law Review Announces Online Publication of Gideon v. Wainwright Commemorative Series

The University of Louisville Law Review launched its new web presence,, in May 2013. This website serves as the home for the journal's new online component, the University of Louisville Law Review Online. The launch of the new online component concluded more than a year of planning and development by the Editorial Boards for Volumes 51 and 52. The University of Louisville Law Review Online serves as a complement to the Law Review's print edition and is intended to facilitate robust discussion of our print content and prompt commentary on timely issues of law and policy, recent judicial decisions, and legislative developments. It will feature online-exclusive works from accomplished practitioners, judges, professors, and students alike, offering non-traditional law review articles, responsive essays, case reviews, book reviews, and other commentary. Online pieces will be published on a rolling basis under an expedited editorial schedule that facilitates timely responses to hot-button issues.

We are pleased to announce the publication of our first online-exclusive materials, a series of six articles commemorating the 50th anniversary of the landmark Gideon v. Wainwright decision. These pieces were written in connection with this summer's program at the Kentucky Bar Association's Annual Convention, “The Gideon Decision: Constitutional Mandate or Empty Promise? Does the 50th Anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court Decision Deserve a Celebration?” Read on for a brief introduction to the Gideon series provided by Daniel T. Goyette, Chief Public Defender for Louisville and Jefferson County Metro, and Executive Director of the Louisville-Jefferson County Public Defender Corporation. Please visit to access these interesting and timely articles.