Centers of Excellence: Law Journals

ANNUAL SURVEY OF INTERNATIONAL & COMPARATIVE LAW

QUESTIONS & SUBMISSIONS

 

SUBSCRIPTIONS

 

ONLINE ACCESS

All articles from the Annual Survey of International and Comparative Law, beginning with Volume I, are available on our Digital Commons OR to students and faculty from Hein Online (login required).

GGU ENVIRONMENTAL LAW JOURNAL

Founded in 2006, the Golden Gate University Environmental Law Journal (ELJ) is a student-run journal that publishes articles written by environmental law attorneys, practitioners, scholars, and students from around the world. The ELJ is part of Golden Gate University School of Law's nationally-regarded environmental law program, which includes the Environmental Law and Justice Clinic, the JD certificate program in environmental law, and a graduate Environmental Law LLM program.

QUESTIONS?

Golden Gate University Environmental Law Journal
536 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105-2968

Phone/VM: (415) 442-6689
Email: ELJ@ggu.edu

ONLINE ACCESS

Environmental Law Journal publishes an Online Edition and Blog series on the ELJ website at https://gguelj.org/

Issues of the Environmental Law Journal are also available on GGU’s Digital Commons website, and through Hein Online (login required). Individual articles may also be accessed through Westlaw and LexisNexis.

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW JOURNAL MEMBERSHIP

The Environmental Law Journal (ELJ) provides a unique opportunity for students interested in all aspects of environmental law, including wildlife, environmental justice, energy, land use, and more, to explore their interests and network with environmental law practitioners and scholars. Law journal membership is one of the most respected activities in law school due to the legal research, writing, and analysis skills that are developed while serving on a journal.

Environmental Law Journal is a two-year commitment. Students serve as Staff Writers for one year and then become Associate Editors in their second year. Associate Editors may also apply to serve on the Editorial Board.  Approximately 20-30 students staff the ELJ each year.

Membership on the ELJ is by invitation. Students are eligible to join the ELJ after they have completed thirty units and invitations are extended at the conclusion of the spring semester.

Students are invited to join as writers in one of two ways. First, 1L day students and 2L part-time students who rank in the top 15% of their class are automatically invited to join the ELJ. Second, students may participate in a write-on competition at the end of spring semester. Students who exhibit exemplary writing, organization, and citation skills in the write-on competition will be invited to join the ELJ. All ELJ members must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.75.

Depending on year-to-year staffing needs, additional 2L day students and 3L part-time students may be invited to join ELJ as Associate Editors for one-year commitments. The application process for Associate Editors similarly allows two pathways and coincides with the spring write-on competition.

Staff Writers and Associate Editors earn two credits per year; one in Fall semester and one in Spring semester.  Editorial Board members receive additional credit for taking on the extra work of a leadership role.

LAW ARTICLE SUBMISSIONS

The Golden Gate University Environmental Law Journal welcomes submissions of articles by outside authors. Electronic or hard copy submissions are accepted.

Instructions for submitting a manuscript:

Submit the manuscript and a CV as attachments in MS Word format to ELJ@ggu.edu or electronically through Expresso, the online law journal delivery service.

Hard copies of the manuscript and CV may also be mailed to:

Golden Gate University Environmental Law Journal
536 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105-2968

The Golden Gate University Environmental Law Journal publishes one annual Volume per year, containing at least one Issue, which may be a Regional Edition or a Symposium Edition. Regional Editions are typically published in April of each year and include articles dealing with all aspects of environmental law. Symposium Editions are published on a rolling basis and feature a thematic focus connected to a Conference or Symposium.

SUBSCRIPTION

The subscription rate for an annual volume of the Environmental Law Journal is $25.  International shipping carries an additional $7.00 charge. Subscriptions are renewed automatically unless a cancellation is received 30 days before publication. Back issues may be ordered directly from William S. Hein & Co., Inc., 2350 North Forest Road, Getzville, NY 14068. Orders may also be placed via phone at (800) 828-7571, via fax at (716) 883-8100, or via email to order@wshein.com. Back issues are also available in electronic format through GGU’s Digital Commons (open access) and through Hein Online (login required).

Claims for issues not received must be filed within six months of publication or they will not be honored without charge.

Notification of change of address must be received one month in advance of publication to ensure prompt delivery. Notification should include both the old and new address and zip codes. 

GOLDEN GATE UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW

Begun in 1969 as a non-traditional legal publication presenting the results of legally-focused public interest projects, today the Golden Gate University Law Review is a general interest legal journal. The Golden Gate University Law Review publishes scholarly writing on a broad range of legal topics, including constitutional law, criminal procedure, immigration law, contract law, and administrative law. Each edition of the Golden Gate University Law Review contains Case Notes, Comments, Articles, and Case Summaries covering cutting-edge legal topics written by judges, students, professors, and legal practitioners from across California and around the world.

The Golden Gate University Law Review publishes two issues each year. One general issue provides a forum to publish scholarly legal writing on a variety of current legal topics. This issue contains lead articles written by academics and professionals, as well as Golden Gate University School of Law students. The second issue, the Ninth Circuit Survey is a special annual survey of significant cases decided in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Views expressed therein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the policies or opinions of the Golden Gate University Law Review or the Golden Gate University School of Law.

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VOLUME 50 2020-2021 EDITORIAL BOARD

  • Editor-in-Chief: Michael Angelo Tata
  • Managing Editor: Allyson McCain
  • Executive Research Editors: Justice Tecson, Athena Hernandez, Justin Trimachi
  • Executive Website Editor: Bacilio Mendez II
  • Associate Editors:  Shawna Doughman, Alex Rifkind, Suzin Win, Isabella Borges

 

QUESTIONS

Golden Gate University Law Review
536 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA  94105-2968
Phone: 415-442-6690
Email: lawreview@ggu.edu

 

ONLINE ACCESS

Issues of The Golden Gate University Law Review are available on our Digital Commons OR to students and faculty from Hein Online (login required).

 

LAW REVIEW MEMBERSHIP

Approximately forty second-year and third-year students staff the Golden Gate University Law Review each year. Membership with Law Review is among the highest honors and responsibilities that a student can receive during their law school career. Membership with Law Review provides students with an opportunity to develop their skills in legal research, writing, and analysis.

Membership with Law Review is by invitation. Students become eligible to join Law Review after completing the twenty-nine required units of first-year classes. Typically this means that full-time students are eligible for membership after completing their first year and part-time students are eligible after completing their second year.

Early in the summer, invitations to join Law Review will be offered to those students identified by the Office of the Registrar as being in the top 10% of their class.

In addition, invitations to join Law Review will be extended on the basis of a student's performance in a write-on competition conducted during the Spring Semester. In addition to superior performance in the competition, write-on candidates must meet a minimum academic requirement of a 3.0 GPA. Writing and Research II grades will also be considered.

Law Review is a two-year commitment. Members earn a total of six academic credits: two units for the Fall semester and one unit for the Spring semester each year.

In their first year on Law Review students write a Casenote or Comment for potential publication. Students spend the summer after their first year and the fall semester of their second year researching and writing their topic. The spring semester is devoted to production: revising final drafts and cite checking articles in preparation for publication.

The requirements for members in their second year on Law Review are predominantly editorial. As an Associate Editor or member of the Editorial Board, students are responsible for mentoring first-year writers, editing student works, and selecting and editing outside authors' manuscripts for publication in Law Review.

 

LAW ARTICLE SUBMISSIONS

Golden Gate University Law Review welcomes the submission of outside articles. Electronic or hard copy submissions are accepted.

Authors submitting manuscripts must conform to the following guidelines:
  • Submit a cover letter containing the article's title, author's name, address, affiliation, phone number, and email contact information
  • Include CV
  • Submit manuscript as an attachment in MS Word format
 
Manuscripts may be submitted to the following address:

Golden Gate University Law Review
536 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105-2968
ATTN: Outside Articles Editor

Please email electronic submissions to lawreview@ggu.edu Alternatively, manuscripts may be submitted electronically through ExpressO, the online law review delivery service.

Please note: Golden Gate University Law Review does not publish articles by students from other law schools.

 

SUBSCRIPTIONS

Business and editorial offices are located at 536 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105. Subscription price rate for a volume is $35.00. The subscription rates for single issues are $15.00 for each journal. International shipping carries an additional $7.00 charge. Subscriptions are renewed automatically unless a cancellation is received 30 days before publication. Back issues may be ordered directly from:

William S. Hein & Co., Inc.
2350 North Forest Road
Getzville, NY 14068

Orders may also be placed via phone at (800)828-7571, via fax at (716)883-8100, or via email to order@wshein.com. Back issues can also be found in electronic format for all your research needs on Hein Online (login required). Claims for issues not received must be filed within six months of publication or they will not be honored without charge.

Notification of change of address must be received one month in advance of publication to ensure prompt delivery. Notification should include both the old and new address and zip codes.

 

NINTH CIRCUIT SURVEY

The Golden Gate University Ninth Circuit Survey is the only law review in the nation dedicated to cases and questions decided by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

The decisions of the nation's largest and most widely watched court of appeals regularly lend themselves to scholarly review and discussion. Whether holding that local governments are not preempted from enacting universal health care or that the phrase "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance violates the First Amendment, the Ninth Circuit regularly attracts national attention and leads the way on modern legal controversies.

The Ninth Circuit Survey provides a forum to analyze and evaluate significant cases decided by the Ninth Circuit during the previous years. Each case selected for inclusion in the Ninth Circuit Survey is examined in a Casenote that allows readers to quickly grasp the essential legal question at issue and provides detailed citations to inform an in-depth discussion or to facilitate further research.