General Submission Guidelines
The New York University Law Review is currently closed to submissions. Submissions will re-open in early February 2019.
During our review periods, we accept submission of unsolicited Articles via Scholastica. We no longer accept submissions by e-mail or by postal service.
We consider each manuscript we receive using an extensive review process, which can take several weeks. In the past, some authors have been faced with the pressure of having to make a decision about an offer from another journal before we are able to complete our review process. If you have received an offer of publication from another journal, please request expedited review of your submission via your author submissions account on Scholastica, and our editors will be immediately notified of your deadline. Please note, however, that because of our extensive review process, any submission that is expedited for a date less than one week from when you seek expedited review may be disadvantaged. Expedited review provides your piece with no competitive advantage in our process.
Length: The Law Review is committed to publishing work that is concise and readable. We strongly encourage submissions of fewer than 25,000 words, including footnotes (roughly 50 journal pages). For submissions that exceed this limitation, length will be a factor that weighs significantly against acceptance of the manuscript.
Citations: Citations must conform to the Twentieth Edition of The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation. Failure to conform to the The Bluebook will be a factor that weighs significantly against acceptance of the manuscript.
Abstract: Please include a short abstract with your submission.
Data: 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. Please note that we are able to consider the piece more quickly if the files are provided at the time of submission.
Restrictions on Student Authors
The Law Review will not review submissions for inclusion in its Articles section if the sole author is a current J.D. student (at New York University School of Law or elsewhere). We will consider Articles co-authored by J.D. students if one of the co-authors is not a current J.D. student.
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 email@example.com. Additional information about Scholastica is available at www.scholasticahq.com/law_reviews.
NYU Law Review Online
Authors: The NYU Law Review Online publishes Essays from legal scholars and practitioners, Comments from current students at the New York University School of Law, and Responses from professors, practitioners, and current NYU Law students. A student author need not be a member of the Law Review, though the student author must have written the submission while enrolled at the Law School.
Length: Online strongly prefers Essays and Comments of 6,500 words or fewer, including footnotes, though the editors will consider pieces of up to 10,000 words, including footnotes. Responses should be no more than 4,000 words.
Style: Online content has a more vernacular, accessible style than traditional print scholarship. Online appreciates submissions with a more informal tone and/or unique voice.
Citations: Essays and Comments should be lightly footnoted; an appropriate range is 5 to 10 footnotes per 800 words of above-the-line text. When possible, sources should include a hyperlink. Responses should provide support, when necessary, with embedded hyperlinks.