The John Hersey Law Review is a student-created, student-run organization dedicated to legal scholarship. The John Hersey Law Review is composed of independent writing of John Hersey High School students. Student editors make all editorial decisions and, while we are sponsored by Jodi Blazek, the views expressed in the published law notes do not necessarily reflect the thoughts or opinions of the sponsor or of John Hersey High School.

The John Hersey Law Review has two main goals. First, the Review is designed to be a tool for students of the law, interested teachers, and interested students. Second, it allows contributors to sharpen their research and writing skills, as well as expand their knowledge on various legal topics.

The Review publishes sets of articles at the end of each semester. Articles by teachers, and current and former District 214 students are eligible to be published. All articles are subjected to an equally rigorous, and impartial selection process. To see the criteria used to judge submitted articles, see the link:

For more information about the John Hersey Law Review, please see Mrs. Blazek in room 134.

To submit an article, please submit a PDF of the paper to

One of our editors will review the article and respond with a decision before the end of the semester.

2018 Law Review Staff:

Editor in Chief:

Joe Lehman


Carter Zagorski


John Hersey High School Repository

(To search the repository, click Control+F, and enter the name of the article, the name of the author, or a general topic)


Volume 1- Spring 2018

Federal Law and Animal Rights- Aryana Thompson

Protecting Due Process in Higher Education: Requiring Cross Examination in Sexual Misconduct Investigations- Joe Lehman

Rethinking the Lemon Test in Establishment Clause Jurisprudence- Joe Lehman