Davis Journal of Legal Studies (DJLS) is a student-led legal studies publication at the University of California, Davis. DJLS was created in June 2020 due to the recognition of the necessity for undergraduate opportunities in pre-law studies, academic publication, and research. Our mission is to increase access to legal studies by making legal research widely and freely available. We also seek to empower undergraduate students by platforming their legal research and analysis.

Our operational definition of the term legal studies is “the interdisciplinary, academic study of legal concepts, institutions, and processes”. This definition encompasses many facets of law, legality, and justice; we believe this definition allows for plentiful and diverse topics to be included in the journal’s volumes.

We publish volumes of the journal annually. Volume I was published in Spring 2021.