Stanford Law Review

Stanford Law Review  
Discipline Law
Language English
Publication details
Publication history
Frequency 6 issues, January to June
ISSN 0038-9765 (print)
1939-8581 (web)
LCCN 52004133
OCLC no. 42821730
JSTOR 00389765

The Stanford Law Review (SLR[1]) is a legal journal produced independently by Stanford Law School students. The journal was established in 1948 with future U.S. Secretary of State Warren Christopher as its first president. The review produces six issues yearly between January and June and regularly publishes short-form content on the Stanford Law Review Online.[1]


The Stanford Law Review selects members based on a competitive exercise that tests candidates on their editing skills and legal writing ability. There is not a firm number of accepted candidates each year; recent classes of new editors have ranged from about 40 to 45. The candidate exercise is distributed to candidates late in their first year at the law school. Transfer students are also eligible for admission through the same process.

Notable alumni

The review's editorial board has a president, who is effectively the editor-in-chief of the publication. The current president is Brittany Jones.[2] Notable past presidents include Warren Christopher (1949),[3] Brooksley Born (1964), Raymond C. Fisher (1966), David F. Levi (1980), Paul G. Cassell (1984), and Tony West (1990). Other notable alumni are William Rehnquist, Sandra Day O'Connor, Joshua Bolten, Carlos Watson, and Peter Thiel.


  1. 1 2 "Stanford Law Review Online". Stanford Law School. Retrieved 25 February 2015.
  2. "Mastheads". Stanford Law Review. Retrieved 3 February 2013.
  3. "Stanford mourns the loss of diplomat Warren Christopher, alumnus of Stanford Law School and former chair of the Board of Trustees". Stanford Report. 22 March 2011. Retrieved 3 February 2012.

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