The Golden Gate University Law Review is published in two issues throughout the year by students of the Golden Gate University School of Law.

One general issue provides a forum to publish scholarly legal writing on a variety of current legal topics. This issue contains lead articles written by academics and professionals, as well as student notes and comments.

The second issue, the Ninth Circuit Survey, is the only law review in the nation dedicated to cases and questions decided by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

The decisions of the nation’s largest and most widely watched court of appeals regularly lend themselves to scholarly review and discussion. Whether holding that local governments are not preempted from enacting universal health care or that the phrase “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance violates the First Amendment, the Ninth Circuit regularly attracts national attention and leads the way on modern legal controversies.

The Ninth Circuit Survey provides a forum to analyze and evaluate significant cases decided by the Ninth Circuit during the previous years. Each case selected for inclusion in the Ninth Circuit Survey is examined in a Case Note that allows readers to quickly grasp the essential legal question at issue and provides detailed citations to inform an in-depth discussion or to facilitate further research.

Views expressed therein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the policies or opinions of the Golden Gate University Law Review or the Golden Gate University School of Law.