The Southwestern Law Review is a student-edited quarterly journal that publishes scholarly articles and commentary on the law contributed by prominent jurists, practitioners, law professors, and student members of the Law Review staff.
Participation in the Law Review program provides students with the opportunity for concentrated study in specific areas of the law and enhances their skills in legal research, writing and analysis. Each Law Review member has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and a solid foundation in legal skills. Students ranked in the top 10% of the first-year day or SCALE, and second-year evening or PLEAS classes are invited to participate on Law Review. Additionally, several students in the top 30% of their class are extended invitations based on their performance in the annual Summer Write-On Competition. The entire editorial and publication process is directed by an editorial board composed of students who have met stringent academic requirements and have at least one year of membership on the Law Review staff. Please note - the Law Review staff prefers submissions via ExpressO - click here for complete details.
Southwestern Law Review presents ClassCrits VI:
Stuck in Forward? Debt, Austerity and
the Possibilities of the Political
November 15-16, 2013
Co-sponsored by UC Davis School of Law
Keynote Speaker: Professor Akhil Gupta, Director of the Center for India and South Asia, University of California, Los Angeles
The Southwestern Law Review focuses on a variety of legal issues in California and federal law. Recent volumes have featured articles examining environmental law, the First Amendment, labor law, family law, public interest law, health law, copyright, criminal procedure, the right to privacy, sexual harassment, and the federal and state Statutes of Limitation.
As part of its
activities, the Law Review also sponsors symposia and the Distinguished
Lecture Series. These programs feature prominent members of the legal community
who lecture or participate in panel discussions on topical legal issues. Recent symposia have included: "After the J.D." Project, the first ever national
longitudinal study of lawyer careers; The U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, 1966-2006: Text and Context, celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Central District; Rules of Evidence: FRE v. CEC; Perspectives in Asbestos Litigation; Wrongful Convictions: Causes and Cures; The Evolution of J.D. Programs - Is Non-Traditional Becoming More Traditional? and Bankruptcy in the New Millennium.