Seattle University Law Review

The Seattle University Law Review was originally published as the University of Puget Sound Law Review. Its inaugural issue was published in 1975, with the first Editor in Chief writing, "Striving to attain a quality of legal writing and analysis commensurate with the nascent tradition at this law school, the Editorial Board publishes this intramural edition. Hopefully this volume represents a first and significant step toward a national law review that will serve the legal community." The Law Review continues to maintain this dedication to legal scholarship.

The Fall Issue of Volume 1 in 1977 marked the beginning of our publication in earnest as the University of Puget Sound Law Review. On August 19, 1994, the Law School was transferred to Seattle University under the stewardship of SU President Father William J. Sullivan, S.J.

The law school joined the Seattle University campus in Fall Term, 1999, and the Seattle University Law Review continues to advance legal education, writing, and scholarship.

The Seattle University Law Review provides valuable educational experiences to its members. The journal's writing and editing assignments give student members opportunities to improve their writing skills and research techniques. Law Review work also strengthens a student's ability to analyze problems in unfamiliar areas of the law. Finally, the self-discipline and analytical proficiency needed to succeed while on the Law Review proves invaluable to students after leaving law school.

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Volume 43 Issue 4

In light of the novel Coronavirus, Seattle University Law Review has delayed publication of Volume 43 Issue 4. The 19th Amendment Symposium corresponding to this issue has been postponed. We anticipate the symposium will occur in Spring 2021 and will publish this issue in print once the symposium is held. Please feel free to contact us regarding any questions you may have. Please email:

Call for Papers for 44.3

We are proud to announce that Seattle University’s Law Review and Black Law Student Association have partnered to create an annual symposium focused on amplifying the contributions of Black authors and professionals. This inaugural Spotlight Symposium’s theme is Epoch: Going Beyond a Racial Reckoning. We expect the symposium will provide the historical context for the current moment, highlight race equity efforts across the legal field, and reimagine a future where the legal landscape is centered around race equity and anti-racism. Please see the Call for Papers flyer below if you are interested in publishing an article with Seattle University Law Review.

Call for Papers