Practical Tips for Placing and Publishing Your First Law Review Article

6 Pages Posted: 24 Feb 2016

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Robert Luther

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Date Written: February 20, 2016


Many law reviews are only open to the top 10% of the class or to students who excel in a writing competition. While a high percentage of law schools now have at least one journal in addition to the law review, the reality is that well over half of the students enrolled in law school today do not have the opportunity to serve as a law review or journal staff member. Without that experience, those students-turned-lawyers who wish to publish legal scholarship after graduation are left in the dark about where to begin the process. I was one of those individuals, but over the last eight years, I have regularly published legal scholarship. Recently, my former students and other young attorneys have started asking me for advice. This essay — directed at emerging scholars who seek to publish their scholarship shortly after entering the legal profession — is a compilation of the advice I have shared.

Keywords: how to publish, law review, submission process, student note, student comment

Suggested Citation

Luther, Robert, Practical Tips for Placing and Publishing Your First Law Review Article (February 20, 2016). 50 University of Richmond Law Review Online 63 (2016). Available at SSRN:

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