Undergraduate Law Journal

With an undergraduate law journal, UCF joins a very elite group of universities that provide undergraduate students an opportunity to write on to a journal that is usually reserved for law and graduate students. The journal is a student run publication headed under the supervision of Dr. James Beckman. Under his tutelage, the students are provided a top-notch learning experience including the mastery of bluebook citation. Topics in the journal are truly extraordinary, in terms of the quality of the research and writing, as well as timeliness and relevancy. Students have previously written on a range of ideas including “social media” comments and “tweets” of the President of the United States and what status of “law” these comments are afforded in the U.S. legal system to the legality of police officers’ usage of automatic license plate scanners and whether or not such practices violate society’s reasonable expectation of privacy. Other articles deal with such complex and timely topics such as the impact of race on the operation of the United States correctional system to an analysis of the implications of the “Me Too#” movement and its comparison with a famous 1966 short story by author Joyce Carol Oates. Please feel free to follow the provided link to read these articles for yourselves and look each May for the latest edition.

If you are interested in assisting with the Journal, please contact Dr. Beckman at james.beckman@ucf.edu.

Alisa Smith

Dr. James Beckman
Professor, Department of Legal Studies