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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.


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 2022 Pepperdine Law Review Symposium evaluates the barriers in the way of closing the nation’s housing deficit including local opposition, cost inhibitions, zoning restrictions, and entitlements.


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 48

Volume 48 is dedicated to the memory and legacy of
Professor James M. McGoldrick, Jr.

Editorial Board

Editor in Chief
Ann McCarthy

Managing Editor
Andrew Schafer

Business Production Editor
Meagan Smith

Digital Media and Essays, Comments, & Reviews Editor
Katie Rubcich

Symposium Editor
Noah Dewitt

Note and Comment Editors
Joe Castro
Lauren Elvick
Tanner Hendershot

Lead Articles Editors
Elissa Crowder
Katlyn Koegel
Derek Kliewer

Literary Citation Editors
Jared Antman
Sarah Devaney
Nicole Hood
Max Johnson

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



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Particular Issues: $25.00 per issue (including postage and handling).

Particular Articles: $10.00 per article (including postage and handling).

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