The Stanford Journal of Law, Business & Finance (SJLBF) is a semiannual publication dedicated to exploring legal issues in the fields of business and finance. Edited and operated by students in all three classes of the Law School, SJLBF brings a practical focus to the world of legal scholarship.
Each issue features articles that emphasize innovative solutions to problems that currently confront practitioners. Students retain complete autonomy with respect to selection, editing, and publication of articles. Furthermore, members of SJLBF are encouraged to assume both editorial and business responsibilities. Consequently, members benefit from direct experience in operating a business in addition to vigorous training in legal research and writing. Ultimately, members who demonstrate excellence and commitment to the SJLBF have the opportunity to assume leadership positions and to join the SJLBF Executive Board.
At its core, SJLBF is devoted to the discovery and transmission of legal knowledge. SJLBF cannot be limited in its methods and ways of thinking, or confined to one individual’s or a single community’s experiences. To further this mission, we must bring a broad range of ideas and approaches.
SJLBF strives to ensure that a diversity of cultures, races and ethnicities, genders, political and religious beliefs, physical and learning differences, sexual orientations and identities is represented. Such diversity will inspire new angles of inquiry, new modes of analysis, and new solutions, contributing to our core mission.
To advance legal scholarship, it is essential to be exposed to views and cultures other than one’s own and to have one’s opinions and assumptions challenged. Such engagement expands our horizons, enables understanding across difference, prevents complacency and promotes intellectual breadth.
Our diversity ensures our strength as an intellectual community. In today’s world, diversity represents the key to excellence and achievement.