Publications and Blogs



  • Thumbnail of cover of The Advocate The Advocate

    The Advocate, the School of Law's alumni magazine, communicates the school's progress to alumni, students, faculty and staff.

  • The Docket

    USD School of Law's bi-monthly alumni e-newsletter, keeps alumni up-to-date on recent and upcoming law school events and news items. The Docket is published each January, March, May, July, September and November.

  • Academic Journals

    Learn more about the School of Law's student journals: San Diego Journal of Climate & Energy Law, Journal of Contemporary Legal Issues, San Diego International Law Journal and San Diego Law Review.

  • Sidebar

    Sidebar is prepared by the Office for Law Student Affairs and is emailed to all USD law students every Monday morning. It contains important deadlines, announcements and upcoming events for the following two weeks.

  • Motions

    Motions, the law school student run newspaper, is published during the academic year. In addition to reporting school news, Motions publishes articles of social and professional interest to students, alumni and members of the legal profession in the San Diego area.


  • California Appellate Report

    Edited by USD School of Law Professor Shaun Martin, this blog offers thoughts and discussion on recent Ninth Circuit and California appellate cases.

  • Case Notes

    Edited by USD Legal Clinics Director and staff, the blog provides quick highlights about the hands-on training and experience law students receive when they are part of the clinic experience at USD Law. Case Notes features clinic students, faculty and staff at community outreach projects as well as celebrating successful accomplishments.

  • CrimProf

    Edited by Professor of Law Kevin Cole, this blog is a forum for discussion among law professors and students about criminal law and procedures.

  • Liberty Law

    Co-edited by USD School of Law Professor Michael B. Rappaport, this blog discusses Constitutional law and Constitutional Originalism.

  • lrc orbit

    This blog is written by the LRC reference librarians. The blog reports on the law library’s research training programs and events, as well as keeping readers informed about the latest in legal information tools and resources. An emphasis is made to report on tax resources, federal government materials, foreign and international law as well as the latest in legal education.

  • The Bright Coast

    What started out as a somewhat tongue-in-cheek response to the more conservative Right Coast blog, this alumni-edited blog has become a popular destination for news about USD Law and discussion among students and alumni.

  • The Right Coast

    Edited by USD School of Law Professors Gail Heriot, Mike Rappaport, Tom Smith and Maimon Schwarzschild, this blog includes thoughts from San Diego on law, politics and culture.

  • The Originalism Blog

    The official blog of USD's Center for the Study of Constitutional Originalism. The blog follows the expansion of and interest in originalism and is devoted to cataloguing and reviewing developments in this area of constitutional law.


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