STANFORD, Calif., November 11, 2011— The Stanford Law Review (SLR) launched a new website today, the Stanford Law Review Online offering timely, short-format, law-review-quality legal analysis. The site hosts perspectives, where multiple scholars weigh in on legal issues in the news (similar to newspaper op-eds for readers with a legal background). The new site also provides a forum to respond to law review articles published in the journal edition of SLR. The goal of the website is to provide a more flexible outlet to publish short, original legal scholarship and commentary on a faster time-frame with the same editorial quality that is the hallmark of the Stanford Law Review. The first perspective, California’s De Facto Sentencing Commissions, by Stanford Law Professor Robert Weisberg is available online today.
The Stanford Law Review was organized in 1948, is operated entirely by Stanford Law School students, and is fully independent of faculty and administration review or supervision. The journal edition of the Law Review is published each year as one volume, divided into six separate issues between November and July. Each issue contains material written by student members of the Law Review, other Stanford law students, and outside contributors, such as law professors, judges, and practicing lawyers. Approximately 2,600 libraries, attorneys, judges, law firms, government agencies, and others subscribe to the Law Review.