The Journals at UC Law SF publish scholarly articles, essays, and student Notes on a broad range of legal topics. UC Law SF journals publish primarily open access online. The files are downloadable, and searchable, and can be shared between readers.

As UC Law SF phases out the use of UC Hastings across campus, the journals will transition to their new names during the 2023-2024 academic year. All submissions accepted for publication during the 2023 calendar year will be published under the new journal names. For any questions about the new journal names, please contact our Associate Director of Scholarly Publications, Jennifer Ta.

Our Journals

UC Law Business Journal

(Formerly the Hastings Business Law Journal)
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The UC Law Business Journal explores international and domestic events in the dynamic interplay between law and business. The UC Law Business Journal serves as a forum for legal academia, and provides a valuable research tool – illuminating the current state of the law.

UC Law SF Communications and Entertainment Journal

(Formerly the Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Journal)
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Since 1976, UC Law SF Communications and Entertainment Journal (COMM/ENT) has been one of the nation’s first law journals dedicated to the field of Entertainment and Media law, including, but not limited to, Intellectual Property, Data Privacy, Licensing, Employment and Labor Law, Constitutional Rights, and International and Comparative Law.

UC Law Constitutional Quarterly

(formerly Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly)
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The goal of UC Law Constitutional Law Quarterly (CLQ) is to be a nationwide leader in the publication of legal scholarship on contemporary constitutional issues. Publishing for four issues annually and hosting several events and symposia, CLQ endeavors to engage a variety of thought leaders and a wide audience in the exploration of some of today’s most pressing legal debates.

UC Law Environmental Journal

(Formerly the Hastings Environmental Law Journal)
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The UC Law Environmental Law Journal, is a legal forum for both academics and practitioners in areas of environmental law and policy across the private, public, and nonprofit sectors. This journal’s focus is creating a community of environmental scholars at Hastings, and connecting them with the greater environmental community beyond.  With articles and essays from a range of authors, including  practicing attorneys, policy-makers, law students and professors, this journal addresses the most problematic issues in environmental law and policy.

UC Law SF International Law Review

(formerly the Hastings International and Comparative Law Review)
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Founded in 1976, the UC Law SF International Law Review is one of the first law journals in the country dedicated exclusively to legal discourse on the most pressing international and comparative legal issues. As a resource for both academics and practitioners, this journal provides a forum for exchanging ideas on public and private international law. The journal is published two times a year and welcomes submissions from around the world. Recent topics of discussion in the journal include Religious Rights and Women’s Rights in Africa, the burden of proof in International commercial arbitration, international trade, and refugee rights.

UC Law Journal

(formerly the Hastings Law Journal)
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UC Law SF’s oldest law review contributes to the advancement of knowledge in legal thinking through scholarly articles written by experts in the legal community. The UC Law Journal publishes six issues each year, reaching a large domestic and international audience. One of these issues may be dedicated to our periodic symposium, which features speeches, commentaries, and panel discussions on an area of current interest and development in the law.

UC Law Journal of Racial and Economic Justice

(formerly the Hastings Race and Poverty Law Journal)
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The UC Law SF Journal of Racial and Economic Justice is committed to promoting and inspiring discourse in the legal community regarding issues of race, poverty, social justice, and the law, as well as addressing disparities in the legal system. We will create an avenue for compelling dialogue on the subject of the growing marginalization of racial minorities and the economically disadvantaged. It is our hope that the legal theories addressed in this journal will prove useful in remedying the structural inequities facing our communities.

UC Law Science & Technology Journal

(formerly the Hastings Science and Technology Law Journal)
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The UC Law Science and Technology Law Journal (STLJ) is a multidisciplinary journal created to enrich the discourse at the nexus of science, technology, and the law. Specifically, STLJ focuses on the exciting legal issues surrounding startups, intellectual property, data privacy, biotechnology, clean technology, and health policy, while exploring the implications of technological advances on traditional legal fields, such as contracts, antitrust, and tax. STLJ is dedicated to publishing a bi-annual volume of legal scholarship of the highest quality and of the greatest use of scholars, judges, policy-makers, scientists, practitioners, and law students.

UC Law SF Journal on Gender and Justice

(formerly the Hastings Journal on Gender and the Law)
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Since 1989, the UC Law SF Journal on Gender and Justice, also formerly known as the Women’s Law Journal, has provided a forum for voices outside the traditional scope of legal academic scholarship. We offer and maintain an inclusive space for feminism, race theory, queer theory, multiculturalism, animal rights, disability rights, language rights, international human rights, criminal defendants’ rights, and human rights of people in prison, among others. This journal takes the road less traveled in regard to the law. This perspective embraces difference and celebrates diversity.