SLPR publishes one volume per year (usually in the spring), and the majority of the articles published by SLPR in each volume fall into one or more "Symposium" Issue(s). Each symposium is a collection of articles exploring a single policy issue in depth and from a variety of perspectives. SLPR also publishes several "Features" articles each year, which may address any current public policy issues which do not fall into the current symposium topic. At the moment, SLPR editors are working on the symposia listed below for Volume Twenty-Three. Symposium topics for Volume Twenty-Four will be selected by the membership of the Stanford Law & Policy Review in the Spring of 2012. For information about submitting an article for consideration, visit the Submissions page.
VOLUME XXIII SYMPOSIA: Redistricting in the 2010s
After the 2010 census, redistricting in this decade has become a hot topic for lawmakers, lobbyists, and voters alike. In the Redistricting in the 2010s Symposium, politicians, scientists, and scholars come together to analyze and debate some of the most contentious issues on redistricting, especially looking at novel issues that have received much attention.
Some of the redistricting topics include:
• Partisan gerrymandering
• Redistricting commissions
• Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act
Authors will be invited to present their articles at a conference on "Redistricting in the 2010s" at Stanford University.
VOLUME XXIII SYMPOSIA: Adult Entertainment
Through the Adult Entertainment Symposium, we plan to explore many topics in the Adult Entertainment arena that have current applications to today’s issues. Our goal is to have a well-rounded symposium that contributes new and useful ideas, as well as potential solutions, on this important range of topics.
Current topics for this symposium include:
• Workplace safety issues
• The new .XXX top level domain
• Criminal liability of online service providers
• Intellectual property issues
• Employer liability issues
• First Amendment issues
• Obscenity laws
Authors will be invited to present their articles at a conference on "Law and Adult Entertainment” at Stanford University.