We invite authors to submit legal scholarship on all topics for publication in both Washington Law Review and Washington Law Review Online. Law Review conforms to The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th ed.); follows the grammar conventions of The Redbook: A Manual on Legal Style (2d ed.) and The Chicago Manual of Style (16th ed.); and follows the spelling conventions of Webster’s Third New International Dictionary and Black’s Law Dictionary (10th ed.). We publish pieces for a general legal audience, so we assume when considering a submission that a reader will not have special legal expertise or knowledge. If selected, we require all authors to cite for the following unless an editor approves an exception: factual assertions, direct quotations, statutes, and case references (immediately after the case and including a pin cite with each following reference). During the editorial process, student editors work with authors by providing substantive and stylistic feedback on the author’s work. Our goal is to make editorial suggestions that will help authors produce high-quality scholarship without infringing on a writer's personal style, voice, and expertise.
Washington Law Review prefers submissions that contain fewer than 30,000 words (including footnotes). It is our policy not to publish student pieces unless written by Washington Law Review student editors.
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Washington Law Review conducts blind reviews and prefers authors remove all personal identifiers from their submission. A number of student editors will review each anonymized submission before a decision is made by a selection committee. Our student editors will consider various aspects of each submission, such as the submission's novelty, timeliness, depth of analysis, and writing and citation quality.
Law Review strongly prefers all submissions to be submitted using Scholastica. To request an expedited review of your submission, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Law Review will also consider print manuscripts sent to the following address, but please note we cannot return manuscripts to the author.
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Washington Law Review will accept submissions beginning July 15, 2019.
Washington Law Review Online will publish responses, rejoinders, essays, and other short, timely content relevant to Washington and Ninth Circuit practitioners. We prefer submissions under 7,500 words. We especially encourage pre-tenure professors and practitioners to submit.
Submissions may be submitted using Scholastica or emailed directly to email@example.com.
Washington Law Review accepts exclusive submissions. We will review exclusive submissions within the first seven days after receipt. During that time, the author agrees not to submit the piece to any other publications. If you wish to submit an exclusive submission, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and put "Exclusive Submission" in the subject line.
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