About This Journal
In 1966, Professor Peter J. Donnici, law students James M. Canty and Robert L. Sullivan, Jr., and the first Board of Editors established the University of San Francisco Law Review. The founders of the USF Law Review intended the journal to not only be a conduit for legal professionals to push the law forward, but also to encourage USF law students to cultivate their own legal voice.
Twenty years ago, in 1995, the Board of Editors of the USF Law Review, Volume 29 organized the first Law Review Symposium to provide an intellectual platform for participants to exchange scholarly ideas. The Symposium has addressed some of the most pressing legal concerns of its time, such as the effects of Citizens United and Fisher v. University of Texas. Additionally, some of the most influential legal figures have presented keynote addresses, such as former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, preeminent legal writer, Bryan A. Garner, and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.
The University of San Francisco Law Review strives to continue the tradition set forth by its predecessors as a voice in the ongoing academic debate regarding the evolution of law.