California Law Review

California Law Review

Infobox Journal
title = California Law Review

editor =
discipline = Law review
language = English
abbreviation = CLR
publisher = UC Berkeley School of Law
country = United States
frequency = Bi-Monthly

history = 1912 to present
openaccess =
impact = 2.69 [ [ Sci-Bytes: Journals Ranked by Impact: Law] ]
impact-year = 2005ww
website =
ISSN = 0008-1221
The California Law Review is the flagship law review of the UC Berkeley School of Law. Founded in 1912, the Review was the first student law journal published west of Illinois.

The CLR has a unique application process. It consists of an anonymous "write on" competition, with grades playing no role in the consideration of membership. In addition, twenty percent of an application's weight rests on a personal statement. The personal statement is used to evaluate applicants based on several factors, in particular their "diversity."

In independent surveys of attorneys, professors, and judges conducted in 1967, 1975, and 1986, the CLR ranked in the top ten journals in the nation in terms of value as a legal research tool. CLR was the sixth most frequently cited review in the country. In addition, several CLR articles were ranked among the fifty most cited legal articles in history. An exhaustive study conducted in 1986 found that CLR ranked third in state court citations and tenth among all courts in the nation, including the United States Supreme Court.

Past editors of CLR have included justices Roger J. Traynor (former Editor-in-Chief), Earl Warren, Rose Bird, Allen Broussard, law professor Barbara Armstrong, and defense attorneys Tony Serra and Michael Tigar.

ignificant articles

*cite journal |last=Tussman |first=Joseph |authorlink= |coauthors=tenBroek, Jacobus |year=1949 |month= |title=The Equal Protection of the Laws |journal=California Law Review |volume=37 |issue=3 |pages=341–381 |doi=10.2307/3477801 |url= |accessdate= |quote=
*cite journal |last=Prosser |first=William L. |authorlink= |coauthors= |year=1960 |month= |title=Privacy |journal=California Law Review |volume=48 |issue=3 |pages=383–423 |doi=10.2307/3478805 |url= |accessdate= |quote=
*cite journal |last=Gusfield |first=Joseph R. |authorlink= |coauthors= |year=1968 |month= |title=On Legislating Morals: The Symbolic Process of Designating Deviance |journal=California Law Review |volume=56 |issue=1 |pages=54–73 |doi=10.2307/3479496 |url= |accessdate= |quote=
*cite journal |last=Ennis |first=Bruce J. |authorlink= |coauthors=Litwack, Thomas R. |year=1974 |month= |title=Psychiatry and the Presumption of Expertise: Flipping Coins in the Courtroom |journal=California Law Review |volume=62 |issue=3 |pages=693–752 |doi=10.2307/3479746 |url= |accessdate= |quote=
*cite journal |last=Thibaut |first=John |authorlink= |coauthors=Walker, Laurens |year=1978 |month= |title=A Theory of Procedure |journal=California Law Review |volume=66 |issue=3 |pages=541–566 |doi=10.2307/3480099 |url= |accessdate= |quote=
*cite journal |last=Kornhauser |first=Lewis A. |authorlink= |coauthors= |year=1982 |month= |title=An Economic Analysis of the Choice between Enterprise and Personal Liability for Accidents |journal=California Law Review |volume=70 |issue=6 |pages=1345–1392 |doi=10.2307/3480271 |url= |accessdate= |quote=
*cite journal |last=Littleton |first=Christine A. |authorlink= |coauthors= |year=1987 |month= |title=Reconstructing Sexual Equality |journal=California Law Review |volume=75 |issue=4 |pages=1279–1337 |doi=10.2307/3480595 |url= |accessdate= |quote=
*cite journal |last=Merges |first=Robert P. |authorlink= |coauthors= |year=1996 |month= |title=Contracting into Liability Rules: Intellectual Property Rights and Collective Rights Organizations |journal=California Law Review |volume=84 |issue=5 |pages=1293–1393 |doi=10.2307/3480996 |url= |accessdate= |quote=
*cite journal |last=Cohen |first=Julie E. |authorlink= |coauthors=Lemley, Mark A. |year=2001 |month= |title=Patent Scope and Innovation in the Software Industry |journal=California Law Review |volume=89 |issue=1 |pages=1–57 |doi=10.2307/3481172 |url= |accessdate= |quote=


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