About Gonzaga Law Review

Founded in 1966, Gonzaga Law Review is a student-run legal journal whose primary purpose is to provide a dependable research tool for the legal community and facilitate innovative legal thought. In addition, the Review provides members with opportunities to develop legal writing and editing skills. All pieces undergo a thorough editing process aimed to produce excellent legal scholarship. The Review publishes three printed issues per academic year, including articles and essays written by professors, judges, and practitioners.

The Review promotes student scholarship by publishing student notes and comments in each volume.

Gonzaga Law Review was started by Dean Lewis Orland. Dean Orland remembers a group of students, “who came to me and asked me to help them start a law review. And I did.”

Founders of Gonzaga Law Review

  • Very Rev. John P. Leary, S.J.
  • Harrison K. Dano
  • Charles C. Flower
  • Gary J. Keister
  • Lewis H. Orland
  • Eldon H. Reiley

The first issue was published in March of 1966 and contained nine articles. There were 26 student staff members and four faculty advisors. The issues were sold for $2.00 each and one issue a year was published until 1973, when the student staff began publishing three issues a year. Gonzaga Law Review has also published indexes of our publications, a variety of symposium issues and two issues dedicated to the Institute for Law School Teaching.