An Invitation to Authors - Submission Information
The Editorial Board of the Washington and Lee Law Review invites legal scholars and practitioners to submit articles and essays on areas of the law that are currently of interest to the legal profession. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year. Student-written works are not accepted. The Washington and Lee Law Review considers submissions for publication that meet the following editorial criteria:
1. Be adequately footnoted with citations conforming to The Bluebook: A Uniform
System of Citation (19th ed.)
2. Have a coherent, narrative structure and organization
3. Assert an independent, original, developed, and supportable thought or proposal; the submission should have a normative point, rather than one of description or summation.
Electronic submissions must be sent via our ExpressO webpage
Hard copies also accepted by traditional mail methods
Senior Articles Editors
Washington and Lee Law Review, Room 408
Washington and Lee University School of Law
Lexington, Virginia 24450
Microsoft Word Documents ONLY
Double-spaced & in 12 pt. Century Schoolbook Font (including the footnotes)
On 8½ " X 11" paper
Text and footnotes that conform to The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (19th ed. 2010)
*Please do not make duplicate submissions.
Expedite Request Requirements
We strongly prefer expedite requests via our ExpressO webpage. You may, however, call our office at (540) 458-8566. If there is no answer, please leave a voice mail message. Due to the large number of requests we receive, we are unable to return phone calls.
In order to process your requests in a timely manner, it is important that you include the following information:
Name of Journal(s) who have accepted your manuscript for publication
Assigned deadline(s) for your decision
Your e-mail address