The Belmont Criminal Law Journal was started in January 2016. Since its inception, the Journal’s members have been working diligently to build a unique publication with a practitioner focus. The Belmont Criminal Law Journal serves to highlight scholarly work while also offering case summaries, notes, articles, and multimedia content that will educate law students, as well as practitioners working in the area of criminal law. While much of our content is published immediately online, we also annually publish our print publication, containing scholarly articles, event transcriptions, and case comments, each fall.

Because the criminal law field is always evolving, the Belmont Criminal Law Journal aims to stay up-to-date following the current issues affecting the practice of criminal law. Specifically, our online content and blog focuses on criminal law cases handed down from the Supreme Court of Tennessee, so please be sure to check back frequently for insight and perspectives on current cases.

While the Belmont Criminal Law Journal does not currently accept unsolicited submissions of scholarly works, Tennessee attorneys who work or have worked in the area of criminal law and are interested in taking part in our collaborative case comment series are encouraged to contact us.

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