About Us

The Digest is the law journal of the National Italian American Bar Association (NIABA).   The Digest is a professional journal publishing articles of general interest to the profession with a special focus on Roman Law, Civil Law, Italian Law, and all areas of property law (from real property to intellectual property, cultural property, land use, and the law of historic preservation).

Digest Editorial Board:

The Digest is operated as a student run law review within the College of Law, but it has some unique features.   The Digest has a faculty member in charge of its operations as Editor-in-Chief who is also on the national Board of Directors for NIABA.  Day to day duties of running the journal are turned over to student Managing Editors and their staff.


Each Spring The Digest invites interested students to join the Editorial Board. To be considered for an associate editor position, students must hand in an appellate brief or memorial and complete graded exercises. Space is limited. The Managing Editor and the Associate Managing Editor are selected directly by the Editor-in-Cheif.  The Managing positions are very competitive and demanding. Each year, associate editors write a case comment which may be selected for publication in the digest. While membership is open to all students, students of Italian American heritage are strongly encouraged to apply. Each year students from a diverse and varied background join together to make this journal a success. The Digest benefits from the devoted effort of many students including many who are not Italian American.

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