The Washington University Law Review welcomes submissions on a wide range of legal topics. Select the tab corresponding to the type of piece you would like to submit to learn more.

Article Submissions

The spring article submission cycle begins in early February and ends in late April. Depending on the number of articles selected during the spring submission cycle, the Law Review may also participate in a fall submission cycle. The fall cycle begins in late August and ends in late October. The Law Review will not participate in a Fall 2017 submission cycle.

Submissions should be no longer than 30,000 words. Articles shorter than that word limit are viewed favorably. Please include an abstract and curriculum vitae with your submissions. All submissions should conform to the Twentieth Edition of the Bluebook and the Seventeenth Edition of the Chicago Manual of Style.

Although it is not always possible, the Law Review attempts to honor requests for expedited review. If you need an expedited review, please include the following when submitting your article: name and contact information; title of your submission; all publications from which you have received offers; and the date on which your offer(s) expire.

Articles Editors and the Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review are responsible for selecting articles for publication. Articles go through three rounds of student review. Some articles may also be subject to an informal peer review. In the event of a peer review, the Law Review maintains its right to independently determine offer eligibility.

Authors will have at least seven days to decide whether to accept any offer. The Law Review does not give exploding offers. The Law Review prefers submissions via Scholastica, but will also accept submissions via email. The Law Review no longer accepts submissions sent by mail or ExpressO.

The email contact for article submissions is cae@wustllawreview.org.

Submit via Scholastica

Commentary Submissions

The Commentaries series is a special section of the Washington University Law Review featuring original analysis and debate by members of the legal academy, bench, and bar. Commentaries are concise scholarly pieces that cover contemporary legal issues. The Law Review reviews and accepts commentary submissions on a rolling basis year-round.

Submissions should be no longer than 5,000 words and should be minimally footnoted. All submissions should conform to the Twentieth Edition of the Bluebook and the Sixteenth Edition of the Chicago Manual of Style. The Law Review prefers submissions via Scholastica, but will also accept submissions via email. The Law Review no longer accepts submissions sent by mail or ExpressO.

The email contact for commentary submissions is ce@wustllawreview.org.

Submit via Scholastica

Note Submissions

The Washington University Law Review welcomes note submissions from any student on the Law Review. The spring submission cycle is in early February. Depending on the number of articles selected during the spring submission cycle, the Law Review may also participate in a fall submission cycle. The fall submission cycle is only available to those students whose notes were rejected during the previous spring submission cycle. The fall submission cycle is in early September. The Law Review will not participate in a Fall 2017 submission cycle.

Submissions should be between 5,000 and 10,000 words. All submissions should conform to the Twentieth Edition of the Bluebook and the Sixteenth Edition of the Chicago Manual of Style. Authors will have at least seven days to decide whether to accept any offer. The Law Review does not give exploding offers.

Notes are selected through a “blind” process. All identifying information must be removed prior to submission and metadata containing this information should be wiped. In addition, authors should take care not to discuss their note with any member of the Note Selection Committee. Notes go through two rounds of student review. Some notes may also be subject to an informal faculty review. In the event of a faculty review, the Law Review maintains its right to independently determine offer eligibility.

The Law Review only accepts note submissions through the email. Each note submission must contain a statement of originality detailing how your argument best fits into the current literature. This statement should also contain the names of professors you feel would be best suited to review the submission and the names of professors who have already reviewed it. For pieces resubmitted in the fall cycle, a statement of resubmission detailing how the note has changed is required.

The email contact for note submissions is cne@wustllawreview.org.