Pepperdine Law Review

Law Review at Pepperdine School of Law

The Pepperdine Law Review was founded in 1972 and is a scholarly law journal published by second and third-year law students at the Pepperdine University School of Law. In its 40 years of existence, the Pepperdine Law Review has been a resource for practitioners, law professors, and judges alike and has been cited several times by the Supreme Court.

Law Review Website


Members of the Law Review are selected on the basis of academic excellence and outstanding scholarship, and membership in the Law Review is recognized as both an honor and a unique educational experience. The members of the Law Review edit articles written by professors, lawyers, judges, legislators, and other scholars, as well as producing their own Comments or Notes on legal developments and significant cases. We publish five issues a year and each issue contains articles written by legal scholars, practitioners, law students, and judges.

Symposia and Publications

George K. Yin speaks at a Pepperdine Law Review symposium

George K. Yin speaks at Law Review's Tax Reform in a Time of Crisis Symposium

The Law Review hosts symposia on timely topics. Past symposia include include Tax Reform in a Time of Crisis and The Future of National Security Law, and The New Normal in College Sports Realigned and Reckoning.

The Law Review publishes a Traditional Volume and an Annual Volume.

The traditional Pepperdine Law Review ("PLR") contains articles, comments, and case notes from professors, judges, legislators, practicing lawyers, and other scholars. The Annual Volume is nearly identical to the Traditional Volume but allows authors and editors to publish timely material on a tighter acceptance and publication schedule.

Law Review Publications

Law Review Symposia

Editorial Board

Volume 42

Symposium Editor Catherine Eschbach
Editor in Chief Sarah Gerdes
Managing Editor David Iden
Production Editor Stephen White

Note and Comment Editors

  • Katelin Eastman
  • Tyler Johnson
  • John Niemeyer

Lead Articles Editors

  • Clint Hale
  • Brian Howaniec
  • David Moreshead

Literary Citation Editors

  • Rachel Busick
  • Alec DiMario
  • Marco Garcia Castillo
  • Lauren Keller

Essays and Reviews Editor

  • Matthew Sessions

Associate Editors

  • Bayley Bash
  • Rachel Bennett
  • Evan Elliot
  • Gregory Herbers
  • Lorella Hess
  • Levi Lesches
  • Nora Lopopolo
  • Luke Robinson
  • Kiley Widelitz

Associate Editor of Essays and Reviews

  • Patrick Devine

Faculty Advisor

Edward J. Larson, Ph.D., and Robert J. Pushaw

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