last updated 3/22/2014

Circuit is the online edition of the California Law Review (CLR). It is intended to promote robust scholarly discussion of our print articles, current perspectives from practitioners and judges, and other contributions to legal scholarship. We seek to publish a wide range of timely legal commentaries, essays, response pieces, reviews, debates, and student work.

Circuit publishes on a rolling basis at the discretion of its editors and members of CLR. Submissions are typically fewer than 3,000 words and lightly footnoted.

We strongly prefer electronic submission via email. If electronic submission is not possible, submissions may be mailed to the following address:

Circuit Department
California Law Review
40 Boalt Hall
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720

Specific Submission Requirements

1) Both text and notes should be double-spaced.

2) Citations should conform to the 19th edition of 
The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation.

3) Please include the following contact information:
  • Name
  • Mail Address
  • Email Address
  • Phone Number
  • Author's CV

Student Pieces 

The Circuit publishes a range of student pieces and employs an anonymous system for selecting these items for publication. We recognize that we have a responsibility to ensure that student authors receive neutral, unbiased, and fair consideration of their pieces, without political or personal considerations infecting the slotting process. 

Students should e-mail their submissions to CLR Administrator Maro Vidal-Manou.  Please include:

(1) a double-spaced PDF file of your piece (including title and excluding any personally identifying information); and 

(2) a cover sheet with the following information:
i. The title of your piece
ii. Your class year
iii. Your contact information (telephone, email, address)

As a result of this anonymous process, Circuit Editors do not know the identity of authors being considered. Only those authors selected for publication are “identified” at the time of selection. Circuit Editors may inadvertently discover the identities of authors during the review process, but they are expressly prohibited from using the author’s identity as a factor weighing for or against publication. If a Circuit Editor becomes aware of an author’s identity and that awareness creates a real or perceived conflict of interest, that editor will recuse himself or herself from consideration of that piece.

Please do not include any information that would explicitly or implicitly identify you in your piece. For the same reason, submitting authors are prohibited from inquiring into the status of their submission with any Circuit Editor and may only communicate with CLR's Administrator.

Should you have any questions regarding your submission, please contact Senior Online Editor Lexi Rubow.


The California Law Review is the preeminent legal publication at the UC Berkeley School of Law.
Founded in 1912, CLR publishes six times per year on a variety of engaging topics in legal scholarship.
The law review is edited and published entirely by students at Berkeley Law.