The Albany Law Review strives to publish articles making significant and original contributions to wide ranging areas of the law. We look for articles that remain current on new developments in the field and derive from a variety of sources. The Law Review recognizes that the written work of Albany Law School students is often a valuable contribution to the journal. Therefore, we encourage students to submit notes or comments that explore novel legal issues to be considered for publication. Each note is subject to a preemption check to ensure that published notes meet our standards for freshness. Neither the length nor the topic is limited, however. Student written notes and comments are considered for publication based on the aforementioned criteria, and selected on a limited basis to fill one issue out of four in each annual volume of the Albany Law Review. All student written work is expected to be in substantially finished form, adequately footnoted, and to adhere to the proper Bluebook rules.