General Guidelines

The N.Y.U. Law Review has a strong preference for accepting pieces under 35,000 words including text and footnotes. We believe that the vast majority of law review articles can convey their arguments effectively in 40-70 journal pages (between 20,000 and 35,000 words including text and footnotes). We encourage authors to target the lengths of their submissions to this range. Citations should conform to the Nineteenth Edition of The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation.

The Law Review values the contributions of empirical and experimental studies to the legal literature, and accordingly takes special care to ensure transparency and reproducibility in papers that use methodologies typically employed by the social sciences. In line with this, authors of such papers are expected to provide any datasets and experimental procedures not included in the text of the paper to the Law Review for publication on our website, unless an exception is made prior to acceptance. Authors are expected to provide the Law Review with these materials before the printing phase of our production schedule.

Submission Protocol

The Law Review has completed selection of articles for the spring 2014 season. We will begin accepting submissions again in early August 2014 through Scholastica only. The Law Review will no longer accept submission through ExpressO, and we do not accept submissions by email. 

Institutions can create accounts to pay for their authors' submissions to Scholastica, so authors affiliated with law schools will have the same payment experience they have had on ExpressO. Scholastica is committed to ensuring that authors are able to submit articles regardless of institutional support and will consider requests for fee waivers and other accommodations at this email address. Additional information about Scholastica is available at their site.

Online Submissions

Submissions to the N.Y.U. Law Review Online should be sent to Submissions should not exceed 4,000 words, including footnotes. These submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and may include responses, essays, comments, and any other original legal scholarship. Submissions should conform to The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation and should appear in Microsoft Word format. Please include a C.V. to accompany your submission.