Manuscript Review Criteria

No single formula can encapsulate the Law Review’s selection process as a whole. Factors such as author credentials and publication history are strongly deemphasized in favor of subject matter, style, depth and uniqueness of argument, and quality of research. The initial quality of a submission, particularly attention to detail in footnotes, can have a noticeable subjective effect on the review of an article.

For those looking to save time or money on submissions and target appropriate journals, the Law Review will attempt to keep authors fully informed of our review policies.

Without having an official policy excluding them, the following categories of articles historically have had an extremely low probability of receiving an offer:

  • Articles less than 40 pages double-spaced (although we do accept such submissions as Essays)
  • Book Reviews