Law Review Article Length Limits & Preferences


Alphabetical List of 35 Most-Cited General U.S. Legal Periodicals

Most law reviews strongly encourage electronic submission via the ExpressO service or a form linked on their individual website rather than submission using an email contact listed below.*

Law Review/Contact Information

Limit

Preference

Boston College Law Review
Boston College Law School
Attn: Boston College Law Review
885 Centre Street, Newton, MA 02459-1163
(617) 552-8557
Email: bclr(at)bc.edu

None

None

Boston University Law Review
Boston University Law Review
ATTN: Senior Article Editor
765 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215
Email: lawrev(at)bu.edu

None

None

California Law Review
California Law Review, Articles Department
592 Simon Hall, University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720
(510) 642-7562
Email: californialawreview(at)law.berkeley.edu

35,000 words or less, including footnotes 

None

Cardozo Law Review
Submission Editors, Cardozo Law Review
55 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003
(212) 790-0355
Email: cardozosubmissions(at)yahoo.com

None

None

Columbia Law Review
Articles Committee, Columbia Law Review
435 West 116th Street, New York, NY 10027
(212) 854-6185
Email: eae(at)columbialawreview.org 

In excess of 37,000 words, including footnotes

Fewer than 32,000 words

Cornell Law Review
The Articles Office, Cornell Law Review
Myron Taylor Hall, Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 255-8813
Email: lawreview(at)cornell.edu

None

30,000 words or less, including footnotes

Duke Law Journal
Duke Law Journal
Duke University School of Law
Box 90371, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 613-7103
Email: dlj(at)law.duke.edu

None

Fewer than 35,000 words/ 70 pages, including footnotes

Emory Law Journal
Emory Law Journal, Attn: Executive Articles Editor
Emory University School of Law, Gambrell Hall
Atlanta, Georgia 30322
(404) 727-3623
Email: jprine(at)law.emory.edu

None

None

Fordham Law Review
Senior Articles Editors, Fordham Law Review
Fordham University School of Law
140 West 62nd Street
New York , NY 10023
Email: sae(at)law.fordham.edu

None

None

The Georgetown Law Journal
Articles Editor, The Georgetown Law Journal
Georgetown University Law Center
600 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001
(202) 662-9340
Email: glj(at)law.georgetown.edu

None

Under 35,000 words/ 70 pages, including footnotes

Harvard Law Review
Articles Office
Harvard Law Review, Gannett House
1511 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138
617-495-7889

Exceeding
35,000 words/
70-75 pages

Under 25,000 words/ 50 pages, including footnotes

Hastings Law Journal
Hastings Law Journal
U.C. Hastings College of the Law
200 McAllister Street
San Francisco, California 94102-4707
Email: hlj(at)hastingslawjournal.org

None

None

Indiana Law Journal
Executive Articles Editor
Indiana Law Journal
211 S. Indiana Ave., Bloomington, IN 47405
Email: ilj(at)indiana.edu

None

None

Iowa Law Review
Iowa Law Review, Senior Articles Editor
190 Boyd Law Bldg., Iowa City, IA 52242-1113
(319) 335-9132
Email: law-ilr-art(at)uiowa.edu

None

None

Michigan Law Review
Michigan Law Review, Hutchins Hall
625 S. State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1215
(734) 647-4074
Email: mlr.articles(at)umich.edu

None

Approx. 30-50 pages/ less than 25,000 words, including footnotes

Minnesota Law Review
Minnesota Law Review, Attn: Lead Article Editor 
University of Minnesota Law School
Walter F. Mondale Hall, Room 285
229 - 19th Ave., South, Minneapolis, MN 55455
612-625-9330
Email: mnlawrev(at)umn.du

None

None

New York University Law Review
Articles Editor, New York University Law Review
110 West Third Street
New York, New York 10012
(212) 998-6350
Email: lawreview(at)nyu.edu

None

40-70 pages/ 20,000-35,000 words, including footnotes

North Carolina Law Review
Executive Articles Editor
The North Carolina Law Review
UNC School of Law, Van Hecke-Wettach Hall
100 Ridge Road, Campus Box #3380
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599-3380
Email: nclrev(at)unc.edu

Exceeding 40,000 words/ 75-80 pages

Under 25,000 words/ 50 pages, including footnotes

Northwestern University Law Review
Executive Articles Editor
Northwestern University Law Review
Northwestern University School of Law
357 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60611-3069
(312) 503-8435

None

Up to 
35,000 words, including footnotes

Notre Dame Law Review
Notre Dame Law Review
Notre Dame Law School, Room B-1
Notre Dame, Indiana 46556
(574) 631-7097
Email: lrsubmit(at)nd.edu

None

None

Ohio State Law Journal
Ohio State Law Journal, Attn: Article Submissions
Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
55 West 12th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210
(614) 292-6829
Email: lawjrnl(at)osu.edu

None

None

Southern California Law Review
Joshua Gordon, Southern California Law Review
The Law School, Univ. of Southern California, University Park
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0071
213.740.5697
Email: lrarticl(at)usc.edu

None

None

Stanford Law Review
Senior Articles Editor, Stanford Law Review
Crown Quadrangle, 559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, CA 94305-8610
Email: articles(at)stanfordlawreview.org

None

Fewer than 30,000 words

Texas Law Review
Texas Law Review, Articles Editor
727 E. Dean Keeton, Austin, TX 78705
512-232-1280
Email: articles_tlr(at)mail.law.utexas.edu

None

40-70 pages/ 20,000-35,000 words, including footnotes

U.C. Davis Law Review
Article Submissions, U.C. Davis Law Review
University of California, Davis, School of Law
400 Mrak Hall Drive, Davis, CA 95616-5201
(530) 754-7644
Email: lawreview(at)law.ucdavis.edu

None

None

UCLA Law Review
Articles Dept., UCLA Law Review
UCLA School of Law, 405 Hilgard Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1476
310.206.8630
Email: lrsubmit(at)lawnet.ucla.edu

Exceeding 35,000 word/ 70-75 pages

Under 25,000 words/ 50 pages, including footnotes

University of Chicago Law Review
Articles Editors, University of Chicago Law Review
University of Chicago Law School
1111 E. 60th St., Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 834-0961
Email: lawreview(at)law.uchicago.edu

None

None

University of Colorado Law Review
University of Colorado Law Review, Article Editors
320-D Wolf Law Building, 401 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0401
Email: cololrev(at)colorado.edu

No longer than 75 pages

None

University of Illinois Law Review
Articles Editors University of Illinois Law Review
University of Illinois College of Law
244 Law Building, 504 East Pennsylvania Avenue
Champaign, IL 61820-6996
(217) 333-3156
Email: lrev(at)law.uiuc.edu

None

None

University of Pennsylvania Law Review
Articles Editors, University of Pennsylvania
Law Review, 3400 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6204
215-898-7060
Email: lawrev(at)law.upenn.edu

None

Under 35,000 words, including footnotes

Vanderbilt Law Review
Senior Articles Editor, Vanderbilt Law Review
Vanderbilt University Law School
131 21st Ave., S., Nashville, TN 37203
Email: articles.review(at)law.vanderbilt.edu

None

None

Virginia Law Review
Virginia Law Review Association
Attn: Articles Development Editor
580 Massie Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903-1789
434-924-3079
Email: lawrev(at)virginia.edu

None 

Under 25,000 words, including footnotes

William and Mary Law Review
Senior Articles Editor, William and Mary Law Review
William and Mary School of Law
P.O. Box 8795, Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795
757-221-3860
Email: wmlrev(at)wm.edu

None

None

Wisconsin Law Review
Wisconsin Law Review, Attn: Senior Articles Editor
University of Wisconsin Law School
975 Bascom Mall, Madison, WI 53706-1399
(608) 262-5815
Email: lawreview.submissions(at)law.wisc.edu

None

37,000 words or less, including footnotes/ approx. 20,000 words most desirable 

The Yale Law Journal
The Yale Law Journal
P.O. Box 208215
New Haven, CT  06520-8215
Overnight delivery:
127 Wall Street,
New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 432-1666
Email: ylj(at)yalelawjournal.org

None

None

 

 

Most of the journals which specify article length limits and/or preferences state that they will consider publishing longer articles in extraordinary circumstances. However, they request that authors submitting longer pieces enclose a cover letter explaining why the length is warranted.

Updated August 2008



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