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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.

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Pepperdine Law Review is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year by continuing to pursue scholastic excellence, in line with the broader mission of Pepperdine University Caruso School of Law. Entitled All Rise: The Future of the Federal Judiciary, the Volume L Symposium will provide an educational and practical learning experience. The Symposium will feature prominent policymakers, federal District Court and Circuit Court judges, and esteemed scholars from across the country. Speakers will discuss a variety of topics related to the legitimacy of the court, potential ideas for reform, and current trends and developments at each level of the federal judiciary. 


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
Sophie Nelson

Managing Editor
Tiereney Souza

Business Production Editor
Katya Keklikian

Digital Media Editor
Eleanor Ritter

Symposium Editor
Maxwell Lyster

Alumni and Sponsorship Editor
Ariela Mottahedeh



Note and Comment Editors
Ryan Brown
Jacob Neill
Grace Ramsey

Lead Articles Editors
Aidan Henderson
Matteson Landau
Kendall Strabala

Literary Citation Editors
Matthew Adams
Lauren Carrasco
Jessica Cochran
Kendall Follert

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



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