About Us

Established in 1927, the Southern California Law Review is an independent and autonomous entity. Each year the Law Review publishes one volume, which is produced in six separate issues. Each issue normally contains several articles written by outside contributors and several notes written by students from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law. The Law Review strives to publish articles on a wide range of topics and to serve all segments of the legal community. In addition, the Law Review frequently hosts a forum in order to explore timely or controversial areas of law.

Matters of policy, procedure, and content are determined solely by the Editorial Board. All decision making authority is delegated by the Dean of the law school to the Editor-in-Chief. The Editor-in-Chief, in turn, delegates various responsibilities to the Editorial Board and the Law Review Staff.

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The Southern California Law Review is comprised of 2L and 3L students at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law. 2L members are considered Staff members, and 3L members are considered Board members.

Becoming a member of the Southern California Law Review

Upon the completion of the first year curriculum, currently enrolled law students and transfer students are eligible to be selected for membership by the registrar on the basis of the combination of their first-year grades and performance on an annual writing competition.

The annual writing competition, called the “write-on,” is generally held during the first two weeks following the end of each academic year. Students who choose to participate are asked to evaluate a packet of resource materials, instructions, and specific questions that must be answered in a journal-style article. Authors of the submissions are given a score, as measured by the standards set forth by the editorial board.

Upon selection for membership, students become members of the staff. Staff members are welcome and encouraged to apply for board membership during the member’s spring semester. Staff members are selected for Board membership based on an evaluation of each staff member’s performance as a staff member.

Duties of the Staff

Staff members are asked to (1) complete editing assignments each semester, (2) assist in the source collection process for articles that have been slated for publication, and (3) conduct independent legal research and prepare their own scholarly notes over the course of the school year. Staff members may also be asked to assist in the selection of articles for publication.

Duties of the Board

The Board is comprised of an Executive Board, Senior Editors, and Senior Submissions Editors. The Executive Board is responsible for the management of the Law Review, and oversees all aspects of publication. The duties of the Board are determined by board membership status.

The Greenbook

The Greenbook is the definitive guide for the Southern California Law Review; to the extent that it differs from The Bluebook and The Chicago Manual of Style, it takes precedence over both. The Greenbook provides guidance for instances in which the Southern California Law Review deviates from The Bluebook or in which The Bluebook and The Chicago Manual of Style allow editorial discretion. The Greenbook also highlights some of the most important rules from The Bluebook and The Chicago Manual of Style.

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Scribes Award Winners

Each academic year the Scribes Award recognizes excellence in note writing. All Law Review Staff members who submit a note for publication are eligible for the award. The award is presented to one or two Staff members who demonstrate excellent analytical, creative, and writing skills.

Alisha Nguyen
Volume 93 Staff
“Bridging the Military-Civilian Domestic Violence Gap: A Proposal to Create Civilian-Enforceable Judicial-MPOs”

Rosie Frihart
Volume 92 Staff
“Unconstitutional or Just Bad Policy?: Title IV-E’s AFDC-Linkage Requirement and the Constitutional Guarantee of Equal Protection”

Sylvia Zaich
Volume 91 Staff
An Examination of The Right to Try Act of 2017 and Industry’s Potential Path Moving Forward

Irina Dykhne
Volume 90 Staff
Persuasive or Deceptive? Native Advertising in Political Campaigns

Laura Watson
Volume 89 Staff
(Un)Reasonable Religious Accommodation: The Argument for an “Essential Functions” Provision Under Title VII

Lauren Glaser
Volume 88 Staff
Controlling Supergraphics: A New Challenge Facing Local Governments Aiming to Limit the Spread of Advertising and Prevent Visual Bight

Kelsey M. McGregor
Volume 87 Staff
Human Trafficking and U.S. Asylum: Embracing the Seventh Circuit’s Approach

John Jason Kreager
Volume 86 Staff
Disapproving Death: Amending the Interstate Agreement on Detainers in Light of United States v. Pleau

Carolyn Sissoko
Volume 85 Staff
Is Financial Regulation Structurally Biased to Favor Deregulation?

James G. Holbrook Award Winners

The James G. Holbrook Award is granted to one Board member and one Staff member each year. The award recognizes overall excellence as a Law Review member. Recipients demonstrate outstanding leadership and problem-solving skills, and dedication to the Law Review.

Joey Bloodworth
Volume 93 Board

Eric Wolff
Volume 93 Staff

Katie Schmidt
Volume 92 Board

Jon Kwortek
Volume 92 Staff

Sean Stratford-Jones
Volume 91 Board

Sylvia Zaich
Volume 91 Staff

Victoria McLaughlin
Volume 90 Board

Emily Arndt
Volume 90 Staff

Kevin Behne
Volume 89 Board

Gabriela Chiriboga
Volume 89 Staff

Matt Gamsin
Volume 88 Board

Joseph Sung
Volume 88 Staff

Scott Hardy
Volume 87 Board

Nimish Sheth
Volume 87 Staff

Grace Chen
Volume 86 Board

Scott Hardy
Volume 86 Staff


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