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Western State Law Review

Western State Law Review is a student-run legal journal that focuses on articles relating to California law or federal law that have a substantial impact on California. The publication is distributed both in print and online (located at LexisNexis, Westlaw and HeinOnline) to practitioners and schools throughout the world. It draws heavily on California lawyers’ work and provides opportunities to build connections with the practicing bar that can lead to important work after graduation. In addition to publishing at least one journal a year, the Law Review routinely puts on a symposium, inviting speakers from across the country to debate topics such as the legalization of marijuana, and the NSA’s spying program. The symposium is open to the public, and lawyers, judges and interested citizens from throughout the state come to engage and analyze the complicated issues of the day. Law Review membership is a prestigious honor, and students should strive to become eligible to be part of this nationally recognized organization.

Volume 50

Western State Law Review’s anticipated date of Volume 50 (2022-23 Edition) is November 1, 2023. Copies can be found on HeinOnline

Volume 51

Western State Law Review’s anticipated date of Volume 51 (2023-24 Edition) is July 29, 2024. We are accepting submissions from outside authors until March 9, 2024.

Annual Symposium

Western State Law Review will be hosting its annual symposium on April 6, 2024. This year’s topic pertains to the use of non-lawyers and AI/technology in the legal field.