Information for Authors 

The Journal of Law & Politics currently publishes two to three times a year. We welcome submissions in the form of articles, essays, comments, and book reviews from judges, professors, practitioners, law clerks, and law students on a rolling basis.


We accept electronic submissions in the following ways:

1. Scholastica:


2. Email:

In addition to your submission, please provide biographical information, either in the form of a résumé or curriculum vitae, and a cover letter or abstract. 


We strongly prefer articles around 20,000 words, including footnotes. Manuscripts under 10,000 words, including footnotes, are generally reviewed as essays or comments. We strongly prefer book reviews under 5,000 words, including footnotes.


We prefer manuscripts to use Times New Roman, 12-point font, double line spacing, one-inch margins, and to be numbered at the bottom center of each page. All footnotes should be in conformance with The Blue Book: A Uniform System of Citation.


We accept manuscripts on a rolling basis.

We consider expedite requests submitted by email to or through Scholastica. We will make every effort to process expedite requests in a timely fashion, but may not always be able to do so if the deadline is extremely short.


Due to the numerous submissions we receive, we are unable to respond positively or negatively to every submission. Hence, we will only notify an author if we choose to make an offer for publication.