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Texas Law Review
727 E. Dean Keeton St.
Austin, TX 78705


Editorial Board email addresses are available below.

Editorial Board

Sydney Jean Gottfried

Editor in Chief

Allessandro V. Campagna

Managing Editor

Karissa L. Leffingwell

Administrative Editor

Veda Tsai

Chief Articles Editor

Frank A. Sarno

Featured Content Editor

Seung Hyun "Joyce" Song

Featured Content Editor

Hannah C. Bottorff

Chief Notes Editor

Ryan A. Faulkner

Chief Online Content Editor

Jonathan C. Ladd

Managing Online Content Editor

Ochbayar Enkhbat

Research Editor



The Texas Law Review is a national and international leader in legal scholarship. Texas Law Review is an independent journal, edited and published entirely by students at the University of Texas School of Law. Our seven issues per year contain articles by professors, judges, and practitioners; reviews of important recent books from recognized experts, essays, commentaries; and student written notes. Texas Law Review is currently the ninth most cited legal periodical in federal and state cases in the United States and the thirteenth most cited by legal journals.

The Texas Law Review was founded in 1922 by Professor Leon Green, Professor Ira P. Hildebrand, and Judge Ireland Graves as a non-profit corporation with six contemplated purposes:

Texas Law Review published its first issue in December 1922. Numerous records relating to the founding and formation of the Texas Law Review are housed in the Tarlton Law Library at the University of Texas School of Law. These include the minutes and financial record book (1922–1972), the minutes of the board of trustees (1972–1981), and records relating to incorporation (1967, 1972). Tarlton Library’s Rare Book Reading Room also houses a detailed finding aid to the collection and additional information is contained in the Leon Green Papers, Ira P. Hildebrand Papers, Charles T. McCormick Papers, W. Page Keeton Papers, Helen Hargrave Papers, Law School Subject Vertical Files, and the School of Law Records.

More information about the history of theTexas Law Review can be found in the following documents:

The Missing First Chapter
Story of the formation of the Texas Law Review

Why We Did It
Reflections on the Texas Law Review experience, published in the 75th Anniversary Issue

write-on competition

Membership Information

To join the Texas Law Review, Texas Law 1L and 2L students are invited to participate in the Multi-Journal Write-On Competition held each spring. Participants are required to complete a short essay based on a closed-universe packet at the beginning of the summer and participate in the bluebook evaluation during the first week of April. Some journals require additional short essays.

If you’re a current Texas Law student interested in membership on the Texas Law Review, please contact us to gain access to our 2024 Write-On Competition Canvas page, which is where we will be providing all of the information you will need for this year’s competition. If you have any questions regarding the Write-On Competition, please contact writeonquestions@texaslrev.com.

Write-On Information Session

When: February 2024

Where: Our 2024 Write-On Competition Canvas page

What: Texas Law Review Vol. 103 Featured Content Editors will discuss the dates, logistics, and procedures of the Multi-Journal Write-on Competition.

Joining the Canvas page is necessary for all students wishing to participate in the competition. If you have not yet been granted access to the Canvas page, please contact writeonquestions@texaslrev.com.


Write-On Information

When: The Write-On Competition for the 2024-2025 school year will take place in May 2024 after finals conclude.

If you have any questions, please send an email to writeonquestions@texaslrev.com.


Texas Law Review Association

Texas Law Review alumni form a worldwide network of professionals who advance the rule of law in society. Alumni remain involved with the Review through the Texas Law Review Association (TLRA), a nonprofit corporation composed of former TLR members. In addition to hosting the annual spring banquet, TLRA serves as the Review’s alumni network and provides continued support for the Review. Thank you to all our current TLRA Board Members.

TLRA Banquet

For information about our annual TLRA Banquet and how to purchase tickets, click here.

Becoming a Member

Please consider becoming a member of the Texas Law Review Association. Membership in TLRA provides a wonderful way to keep in touch with an exciting network of TLR alumni. Membership dues provide funding for loans to deserving Review members, the Review library, and purchase of office equipment and supplies. All contributions to TLRA are tax deductible.

Membership Levels

At the 2016 TLRA Board Meeting, the Board voted to implement a new alumni dues plan, which went into effect on March 1, 2017. TLRA annual dues are now $100 for all alumni. Additionally, lifetime membership is now $1000, payable as a one-time payment or two annual payments of $500. Life members who would like to continue to support the Review annually are encouraged to make a sustaining life membership donation of $75 each year. All new life members and all sustaining life members will be recognized in the TLRA Banquet program if the donation is received before the program is printed.

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If you’d prefer to pay by check, please make checks payable to the Texas Law Review Association and mail to the following address:

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To join our alumni directory or update your contact information, please email Teri Gaus, editorialassistant@texaslrev.com.


Texas Law Review and the Texas Law Review Association are supported by the generous contributions of many of this nation’s leading law firms. We would like to thank our 2021–2022 sponsors:

Star Circle

Kirkland & Ellis

Diamond Circle

Vinson & Elkins

Platinum Circle

Haynes Boone
Norton Rose Fulbright
Susman Godfrey

Gold Circle

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
Baker Botts
Gibbs & Bruns
McKool Smith
Reid Collins & Tsai
Scott Douglass & McConnico
Shearman & Sterling

Silver Circle

Beck Redden
Cleveland Krist
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
Graves Dougherty Hearon & Moody
Lehotsky Keller
Reynolds Frizzell
Sidley Austin
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
White & Case


Bronze Circle

Jackson Walker
Latham & Watkins
Locke Lord
Marrs Ellis & Hodge
Morrison & Foerster
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison
Pirkey Barber
Winston & Strawn

Additional Sponsors

Morgan Lewis
Ticker Tape Investments
Williams & Connolly
Yetter Coleman

Becoming a Sponsor

If you would like to become a sponsor of the Texas Law Review, please contact our Administrative Editor, Sara McCann, at admin@texaslrev.com or (908) 500-7452.


Requests to Reprint

For requests to reprint one of our pieces, please contact Teri Gaus at editorialassistant@texaslrev.com.