Information for Submitting to the Top Specialty Law Journals

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Raizel Liebler

University of Illinois at Chicago - UIC John Marshall Law School; John Marshall Law School -- Chicago

Date Written: January 8, 2020


January 2020 version includes highlighting new journals to the list, based on 2018 Washington & Lee rankings

The following contains information about how to submit works to the top 50 U.S. based student edited specialty law journals, based on the most recent Washington & Lee journal rankings. Specifically, the chart derives from the journals’ websites and the Washington & Lee law journal ranking site, the following information:

• Name of the journal
• Washington & Lee specialty rankings
• Submission via Expresso, Scholastica, or email

Hein’s Law Journal database is the source that the new U.S. News scholarship ranking will be drawn from. All of the journals ranked here are in this database.

There are limitations to this information. Because this information relies on journal’s websites, some journals may have alternative methods of submission (such as ExpressO or Scholastica) that are not mentioned on their website and therefore not included here. Additionally, while Washington & Lee listed the following journals as student edited, their websites stated that they are not: American Journal of International Law; Business Lawyer; Journal of Legal Education; plus Law and Contemporary Problems. This information does not include information on the submission process for any online supplements to these top specialty journals.

This information is modeled on earlier information provided to the law community on the law review submission process to general focus law journals: Bridget J. Crawford, Information for Submitting to Online Law Review Companions (2019); Allen Rostron & Nancy Levit, Information for Submitting Articles to Law Reviews & Journals (2019); and Colin Miller, Submission Guide for Online Law Review Supplements (2013)

Keywords: law review submission, legal scholarship, law reviews, law journals, submissions, law

JEL Classification: K100

Suggested Citation

Liebler, Raizel, Information for Submitting to the Top Specialty Law Journals (January 8, 2020). Available at SSRN:

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