General Submission Guidelines

The Washington University Law Review welcomes submissions of articles on a wide range of legal topics. We will begin review for the fall submission cycle in September of 2016. We accept submissions on a rolling basis until our volume is full.

Please include a curriculum vitae with your submission. All submissions should conform to the Twentieth Edition of The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation. Although we have no word count requirements or restrictions, the majority of articles we publish fall between 15,000 and 35,000 words (including footnotes). We do not accept submissions from current law students.

Submission Methods

The Law Review accepts electronic submissions via Scholastica.

The Law Review no longer accepts submissions sent by mail, email or via ExpressO.

Expedited Review

Although it is not always possible, the Law Review attempts to honor requests for expedited review. Please submit expedite requests via Scholastica.

Please provide the following information with any request for expedited review:

    • Your name and contact information.

    • The title of your submission.

    • All publications from which you have received publication offers.

    • The date on which your offer or offers expire.


Commentaries is a special section of the Washington University Law Review featuring original analysis and debate by members of the legal academy, bench, and bar.

Commentariespublishes original, op-ed length essays and responses to articles appearing in the Washington University Law Review. The Law Reviewis one of only a few legal journals that publishes each essay both online and in print. We prefer submissions to be approximately 3,000-5,000 words in length, minimally footnoted, and written for a general audience. Submissions for Commentaries should be e-mailed to

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