Law Review Article Submission Resources

book21a.jpgFor those submitting law review articles this spring, I thought that it would be helpful to share some useful resources for submitting articles.

Article Submission Length Restrictions

Emory Law School’s Library has a very useful chart of article length restrictions at the top 25 law reviews.

Law Review Contact Information

1. Emory Law School’s Library maintains contact information, including email addresses, for the top 25 law reviews.

2. JURIST has links to countless law review websites.

3. LexisNexis Directory of Law Reviews

Electronic Submissions

1. ExpressO provides for electronic submission to over 450 law reviews. However, a number of the top 25 law reviews still require either paper submissions or electronic submissions via their own website. For those law reviews not allowing an ExpressO electronic submission, ExpressO will print out the article and send it to these journals in hard copy. It costs extra for these submissions.


2. Here are the electronic submission pages for many of the top law reviews. Those that require ExpressO to print hard copies have an asterisk after their name:

California Law Review* (no electronic submissions)

U. Chicago Law Review* (no electronic submissions)

Columbia Law Review*

Cornell Law Review

Duke Law Journal* (no electronic submissions)

Fordham Law Review

Georgetown Law Journal

George Washington University Law Review (via email)

Harvard Law Review*

Illinois Law Review (via email)

Indiana Law Journal (via email)

Michigan Law Review* (no electronic submissions)

Minnesota Law Review (via email)

New York University Law Review* (no electronic submissions)

North Carolina Law Review* (via email)

Northwestern Law Review* (no electronic submissions)

Notre Dame Law Review (via email)

U. Pennsylvania Law Review*

Southern California Law Review* (no electronic submissions)

Stanford Law Review

Texas Law Review* (no electronic submissions)

UCLA Law Review (no electronic submissions except for ExpressO electronic submissions)

Vanderbilt Law Review* (no electronic submissions)

Virginia Law Review (via email)

William & Mary Law Review* (no electronic submissions)

Wisconsin Law Review (no electronic submissions except for ExpressO electronic submissions)

Yale Law Journal*

Law Review Rankings

Washington & Lee’s Law Library has a comprehensive ranking of law reviews based on citation counts.

Discussions About Law Reviews

Concurring Opinions: Mike Dimino, Spring Law Review Submission Season (Feb. 2006)

Concurring Opinions: Daniel Solove, Three Cheers for Law Reviews (Jan. 2006)

Concurring Opinions: Daniel Solove, Swiftly Shrinking? Toward the Lilliputian Law Review Article (Nov. 2005)

Concurring Opinions: Daniel Solove, Does Scholarly Writing Have to Be Tedious? (Jan. 2006)

Concurring Opinions: Nate Oman, A Modest Defense of Law Reviews (Nov. 2005)

Conglomerate: Christine Hurt, Another Submission Season Down (Sept. 2005)

Crooked Timber: Micah Schwartzman, Don’t Blame the Law Students: A Reply to Posner (Oct. 2004)

Law & Society Weblog: Manfred Gabriel, Hello to Law Reviews — Good-bye to Student Editors? (Jan. 2006)

Legal Affairs: Richard Posner, Against the Law Reviews (Nov. 2004)

Madisonian Theory: Mike Madison, The Law and Economics of Law Review Submissions (Sept. 2005)

PrawfsBlawg: Kaimi Wenger, Publishing While Practicing I (Aug. 2005)

Volokh Conspiracy: Eugene Volokh, Are Law Review Articles Getting Shorter? (Nov. 2005)

Volokh Conspiracy: Eugene Volokh, Law Review Lara Poses a Question to You (on seeking faculty guidance) (Feb. 2005)

Volokh Conspiracy: Eugene Volokh, Law Review Lara — Little People in the Big Journals (Jan. 2005)

Volokh Conspiracy: Eugene Volokh, Law Review Lara Hears from Yale (on little people in big journals) (Feb. 2005)

Volokh Conspiracy: Orin Kerr, The Length of Law Review Articles (Oct. 2004)

Volokh Conspiracy: Orin Kerr, Progress on the Length of Law Review Articles (Feb. 2005)

Volokh Conspiracy: Orin Kerr, Why Blogs Will Not Replace Law Review Articles (July 2005)

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2 Responses

  1. Thanks, Dan. Great, informative post. Can I use your name on my article when I submit?

  2. law review guy says:

    One comment on the supposed law review rankings. If supposedly over 99% of law review articles are never cited (or something like that), then the overall number of citations / journal is irrelevant as the data for most will be skewed according to whether one of those articles that is cited often was published in a certain journal. This is especially true when looking at a short time frame. What would be more useful is a ranking of journals based on number of articles with X or more citations.