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Ranked twenty-eighth among legal journals in the United States, the UC Davis Law Review publishes scholarly articles from legal academics, practitioners, and student editors. The Review's staff prides itself on consistently meeting deadlines while working with authors to produce the highest quality scholarship. Each academic year, the staff of 60 to 70 students publishes one volume composed of five issues. This year, the Review staff is excited to publish its forty-seventh volume.

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Lecture: The First Amendment's Firstness

Akhil Reed Amar

First: First?

Less cryptically, the first and main question that I shall explore in today’s McClatchy Lecture on the First Amendment is whether that amendment is genuinely first — first in fact, first in law, and first in the hearts of Americans. In the process of exploring this question, I also hope to shed some light on the meaning of this amendment in particular and the nature of constitutional interpretation in general.