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California Law Review

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California Law Review
DisciplineLaw review
Publication details
2.155 (2014)
Standard abbreviations
BluebookCalif. L. Rev.
ISO 4Calif. Law Rev.

The California Law Review (also referred to as CLR) is the journal of the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. It was established in 1912. The application process consists of an anonymous write-on competition, with grades playing no role in the consideration of membership. A personal statement is also considered.

CLR is ranked third[1] and fifth[2] among United States law journals in studies conducted by Washington & Lee University and the University of Oregon, respectively.


California Law Review was the first student-run law review in the Western United States. It is the ninth-oldest surviving law review published in the United States.

A companion volume, the California Law Review Online, was launched in 2014, followed by a podcast in 2021. These publications feature shorter articles, essays, blogs, and audio content.[3]

Notable alumni[edit]

Past editors and contributors have included


  1. ^ "Law Journal Rankings, 2020". Washington & Lee University. Retrieved 6 Feb 2022.
  2. ^ "Law Journal Ranking, Spring 2021 – Bryce Clayton Newell". Bcnewell.com. Retrieved 6 Feb 2022.
  3. ^ "Online". California Law Review.

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