About STLR

The Columbia Science and Technology Law Review (STLR) deals with the exciting legal issues surrounding science and technology, including the Internet, biotechnology, nanotechnology, telecommunications, and the implications of technological advances on traditional legal fields such as contracts, evidence, and tax. Recent articles have discussed the rise of facial recognition technology in society and in law enforcement, proposals for reclaiming federal spectrum, the proliferation of “drone” aircraft, robust notice and informed consent in spyware legislation, and whether criminal defendants should be permitted to offer genetic evidence of a predisposition to psychopathy.

STLR publishes twice a year. We focus on quality over quantity, helping us achieve the #6 rank among all tech law journals in Washington and Lee Law Library’s ‘Impact Factor’ ranking from 2002-2013. If you’d like to submit your article for consideration, please see our Submissions page.

We’re a successful traditional law journal, but we’re also constantly looking to use technology and the Web to make our journal more relevant and more interesting. We were the first Columbia journal with a blog, publishing not just on our own site but also on top technology blogs like Gizmodo and Engadget. And we were the first Columbia journal to become formally Open Access, giving our authors the broadest possible exposure for their work by eliminating unnecessary barriers to readership.

We follow the traditional Columbia Law School procedures for journal admission. Interested students should visit our visit our Information for Students page.


We can be contacted via email at s@stlr.org

Our mailing address is:

Science and Technology Law Review
c/o Columbia Law School
435 W. 116th St.
NY, NY 10025
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