Stanford Law & Policy Review (SLPR)

Current Issue: Volume 34, Issue 1

Online Articles

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.

2022-2023 Leadership

Evan Engel
Casey Lincoln

Executive Editor:
Esaú Ruiz

Lead Article Editor:
Langston Ward

Lead Symposium Editor:
Daphne Meyer

Lead Notes Editor:
David Cremins


SLPR’s office is located in room 79G of the Stanford Law School building.

Phone: (650) 723-2747
Fax: (650) 724-5714

Email: Casey Lincoln (

Mailing Address:
Stanford Law & Policy Review
Stanford Law School
559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, CA 94305


At its core, SLPR is devoted to the discovery and transmission of legal knowledge. SLPR 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.

SLPR 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.