The Corporate Counsel Review is the flagship journal of the Corporate Counsel Section of the State Bar of Texas. The Review was founded in the 1980s with the mission to encourage and distribute scholarly commentary of use to in-house counsel and facilitate discussion among Section members. The Review’s mission has expanded over time as Section members and their clients have spread throughout the world.
The Corporate Counsel Review retains the same goals. It is published semiannually by South Texas College of Law Houston to the Section’s members, now numbering over 4,700.
Each issue of the Review includes articles written by legal scholars, attorneys—in-house counsel and outside counsel, or judges whose legal focus is centered on some aspect of representing business entities. Articles are selected by the editor with the help of the managing and associate editors. Each issue also includes casenotes of current, groundbreaking cases, written and edited by the Review’s staff. For tables of contents, see What We Have Published.
Professor R. Hanson Lawton took the lead in 1981, becoming the Review’s founding editor. Professor Lawton was succeeded by Professor Paul E. McGreal in 2005. In May of 2007, Professor Val Ricks became editor and currently maintains the position. Through the years, the editors have had extensive help from the managing editor and associate editors—students chosen competitively to assist in the editing process. Interested students, please see Membership.