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The Denver Law Review is the flagship journal of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. We seek to meaningfully contribute to legal scholarship by publishing articles that explore a spectrum of legal topics and represent a diversity of voices and opinions. We are guided by our values, which include equity, transparency, accessibility, inclusion, and intentionality. We endeavor to cultivate community amongst journal members and maintain active engagement with the broader Sturm College of Law community. We also embody a commitment to the growth of our members by promoting the development of writing, editing, and critical thinking skills. We strive to maintain awareness of both our history and the legacy we leave behind, and we aspire to excellence in all we do.


The Denver Law Review strives to publish articles of the highest quality in all areas of the law. The Denver Law Review has proudly featured distinguished authors such as U.S. Supreme Court Justices Sandra Day O’Connor, William O. Douglas, and Byron White, noted constitutional law scholar Erwin Chemerinsky, and consumer advocate Ralph Nader. The Denver Law Review actively seeks submissions from professors, practitioners, and judges from all practice areas.

The Denver Law Review publishes four issues annually. Two of the issues contain articles of general legal interest, while one of the issues focuses exclusively on the law of the Tenth Circuit. The fourth issue contains articles drawn from the Law Review’s annual symposium. In 2008, the Review also published a special fifth issue discussing the historic 2008 Presidential Campaign and the election of President Barack Obama.


The Denver Law Review is one of the oldest legal journals in the United States. The Denver Law Review dates back to 1923, when its predecessor, the Denver Bar Association Record, began publication. In 1928, the name of the publication was changed to Dicta. The journal was published under that name until 1963, when it became the Denver Law Center Journal. It became the Denver Law Journal in 1966, and the Denver University Law Review in 1985. Finally, the journal became the Denver Law Review in 2015.



Technology’s role in legal scholarship is rapidly expanding. DLR Forum was envisioned as a readily accessible, fleet-footed supplement to the Denver Law Review. The forum combines the agility of a legal blog with the analysis of a traditional law review article. Many of the posts provide immediate updates on emerging legal issues; others provide more substantive analysis in a shorter format than might appear in a traditional print journal. All of the content is designed to promote discussion of important legal issues and to aid in the development of new ideas.

The DLR Forum has three content clicks: The National Stage, 10th Circuit Roundup, and Stakeholders’ Platform. While we will review any submission, we are targeting content for the following topics: The National Stages: Comment notes on current policy and law issues recently adjudicated in the Supreme Court or pertinent in the 117th Congress; 10th Circuit Roundup: Comment notes on current policy and law issues recently adjudicated by the Colorado Supreme Court or the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, or pertinent issues recently legislated by the Colorado General Assembly or issued by executive order; Stakeholders’ Platform: Innovative essays and formats focusing on the effects of law and policy on diverse Coloradans. We periodically host online symposia discussing pressing legal issues. And finally, we preview our forthcoming print issues by posting summaries of our upcoming articles.

For inquiries, please contact either our Senior Forum Editor, Charlotte Rhoad ( or our Forum Editor, Linda Wang ( Our preferred citation is 101 Denv. L. Rev. F. (2024), available at

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