Stanford Law & Policy Review (SLPR) is one of the most prominent policy journals in the nation and informs public discourse by publishing articles that analyze the intersection of our legal system with local, state, and federal policy. SLPR is ideologically neutral and solicits articles from authors who represent a diversity of political viewpoints.
Founded in 1989 by Stanford Law School students, SLPR has long been a forum not only for academics but also for high-profile policymakers to publish articles on hot-button issues. Past contributors include Bill Clinton, Joseph Biden, John McCain, Charles Schumer, Charles Rangel, James Baker, Russ Feingold, and Jeb Bush. SLPR has been cited multiple times by the U.S. Supreme Court and over fifty times by other federal courts. It is published widely and available at all major law schools and policy think tanks.
We are pleased to present Volume 25 (2013-14). Articles from Issue 2 are featured below, and Issue 1 can be viewed here. Until late Spring 2015, which is when Volume 26 (2014-15) is due for publication, Volume 25 will be deemed the "Current Volume" (and its issues the "Current Issue[s]") on our site.
For shorter pieces on more current topics, please visit SLPR Online. This online platform was created in 2013 and complements SLPR's print journal by publishing pieces on a rolling basis.
In 1985, Michael J. Fox was speeding back in time via a DeLorean on movie screens while the U.S. government was ushering in the Internet Age on computer screens.... Read more about Take U.S. Internet Regulations Back to the Future
The criminal justice system—like any system that involves human judgment and decision making—is ineluctably fallible. Two different types of errors can occur during the administration of criminal justice: a false positive (i.e., convicting a factually innocent person) and a false negative (i.e., acquitting a factually guilty person).... Read more about Criminal Justice Policy Preferences: Blackstone Ratios and the Veil of Ignorance