The Stanford Technology Law Review (STLR) presents well-rounded analyses of the legal, business, and policy issues that arise at the intersection of intellectual property law, science and technology, and industry. STLR publishes exclusively online, providing timely coverage of emerging issues to its readership base of legal academics and practitioners.
STLR accepts manuscripts and perspectives from scholars, practitioners, and students. The exclusively online nature of the journal provides for a rapid turnaround time from submission to publication, and frees contributors from the traditional restrictions of page limits and quotas. Archived on a dedicated Internet server, all of STLR’s publications can be freely accessed without subscription by a worldwide, multidisciplinary audience. STLR’s publications are also made available through legal databases such as Lexis-Nexis and Westlaw.
The publication is edited and reviewed by Stanford Law students, many of whom have advanced degrees in the relevant technical, scientific, and social science fields. All materials are formatted for citation according to the latest edition of The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation.
STLR was founded in January 1997 to leverage opportunities presented by developments in electronic publishing, Stanford Law School’s strength in technology law, and students’ interest in technology-related issues. Fifteen years since, with the generous support and guidance of faculty advisors, institutional sponsors, and contributors, STLR has established itself as a highly reputable legal publication and one of the largest student organizations at Stanford Law School.
From its foundation, STLR has recognized that its success will depend not only on author contributors. In order to foster dialogue amongst its readers, STLR has hosted symposia at Stanford Law School since 2007, augmenting the virtual symposia it hosted beginning in 1998.
STLR is a Stanford Law School organization managed by law students. Membership in STLR allows Stanford Law students with interests in technology the opportunity to work with noted scholars in their fields of interest, develop strong writing and editing skills, and gain experience with academic publications. STLR also affords unparalleled opportunities for leadership and a chance to leave a legacy at Stanford Law School. Recruitment takes place in the early Fall Quarter of each academic year, but interested students are encouraged to contact the journal at any time.