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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 Caruso School of Law. In its history, 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.

Read Pepperdine Law Review's previous publications at https://digitalcommons.pepperdine.edu/plr/


The Law Review hosts symposia on timely topics. Past symposia include include The Supreme Court, Politics, and Reform; The United States Vice-Presidency: In History, Practice, and the Future; 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 2023 Symposium will broadly explore the current status and future of the federal judiciary. To celebrate the Pepperdine Law Review’s 50th anniversary, the Symposium will feature distinguished former faculty and alumni who are current and former district and circuit court judges on the federal bench, in addition to nationally renowned constitutional law scholars. 


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 four to five issues a year and each issue contains articles written by legal scholars, practitioners, law students, and judges.


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.

Access digital versions of Pepperdine Law Review - from our very first volume in 1974 to the most current issues.


Volume 50

Editorial Board

Editor in Chief
Maribeth Beyer

Managing Editor
Emily Olsen

Business Production Editor
Abigail Falk

Digital Media and Essays, Comments, & Reviews Editor
Aislinn McManus

Symposium Editor
Jake Porath

Alumni and Sponsorship Editor
Caroline Koonce



Note and Comment Editors
Mai Contino 
Jasmine Sadeghani
Angelica Varona

Lead Articles Editors
Tyler Lisea 
August Mawn
Patrick Ryan

Literary Citation Editors
Jesselyn Chong
Arianna Lopez
Robert Stern
Brandon Wong

Faculty Advisors
Edward J. Larson, Ph.D.
Robert J. Pushaw



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