Stanford Journal of Criminal Law and Policy (SJCLP)

The Stanford Journal of Criminal Law & Policy
Call for Papers on the topic of Veterans Justice
The Stanford Journal of Criminal Law & Policy is soliciting papers and student notes to be published in our Fall 2016 issue. This issue's central theme will be veterans justice, and will feature scholarship in connection with the Veterans Treatment Courts Conference scheduled for May 6-7, 2016. More details about this conference, which is co-sponsored by the Stanford Law School Law and Policy Lab, Stanford Public Interest Law Foundation, Stanford University Graduate Student Council, Stanford Law Veterans Organization (SLVO), and Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, are available here.

Submissions will be reviewed and acceptances will be offered on a rolling basis beginning immediately. The deadline to submit is 11:59 pm (Pacific Time) on May 31All students, scholars, practitioners, or professionals are encouraged to submit.
Submissions should be sent to with "Veterans Courts Issue Submission" as the subject line.
SJCLP follows a blind review process for current SLS student submissionsIf you are a current SLS student, please remove all identifying informationincluding acknowledgments, from your manuscript before submitting. We also ask that you refrain from informing any other SJCLP board members of your submission to the journal.
Citations should conform to the 20th edition of The Bluebook.  
Please direct any questions to Michael Halper (


About SJCLP: The Stanford Journal of Criminal Law and Policy (SJCLP) is Stanford’s newest law journal and its first focused exclusively on criminal justice issues. The Journal is student-run and will publish a mix of traditional scholarly articles, response pieces by practitioners and criminal justice professionals, student notes, and short interest pieces. Publication will be entirely online, allowing us to publish responsive notes and commentary on current legal issues in a timely manner. Each of our two annual issues will focus on a different subject in the broader field of criminal law and policy.

Current Issue

Volume 3, Issue 2


Legislating "Legitimate" Victims: How the Jailhouse Exclusion Denies Inmates the Protection of California's Rape Shield Statute

The passage of rape shield statutes protecting victims’ privacy in the 1970s and 1980s changed how the law treats rape victims. However, this rape reform movement gives us the legacy of a puzzling exclusion from California’s rape shield statute for sexual assaults that occur in jail or prison. While sensitive questions about sexual history are off-limits when other victims testify, inmates do not have this protection. Read more about Legislating "Legitimate" Victims: How the Jailhouse Exclusion Denies Inmates the Protection of California's Rape Shield Statute

  • June 2016
  • 3 Stan. J. Crim. L. & Pol'y 55
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