How to Submit to the Journal
The Editorial Board is excited that you are considering submitting your piece to Legal Writing: The Journal of the Legal Writing Institute. To submit an article to Legal Writing, please send two electronic versions of the article, both in Microsoft Word format, to the Editor in Chief. One version should be free of any identifying information, such as references to the author’s name or institutional affiliation. Because deleting text or footnotes may change the meaning of the piece, the author(s) can certainly substitute words such as “my school,” “the author,” etc. as appropriate.
Members of the Editorial Board review the articles submitted to the Journal. The process is a “blind” review; the Editorial Board is unaware who wrote the submission. After a report and discussion in which all editors take part, the Board votes on the submission. Articles that receive an affirmative vote of the majority of editors are accepted for publication
When making citation and style decisions for your submission, please consult the most recent edition and printing of the ALWD Citation Manual (Aspen Publishers), and the most recent edition of The Redbook (West).
Authors are typically notified about the Board’s decision within four weeks after submission. Two members of the Editorial Board will work with each author in the publication process; in addition, a team of Assistant Editors works on the technical aspects of the piece.
When an article is accepted for publication, the author should be prepared to supply the editors with copies of all difficult-to-find sources, which we define as materials that cannot be located easily on WestlawNext, LEXIS Advance, Bloomberg Law, the Internet, or in a law library. Examples of materials that authors would need to supply include, but are not limited to, non-legal sources, email messages and other unpublished material, out-of-print material, conference and CLE material, foreign sources, survey results, and interview transcripts or summaries. We look forward to reviewing your submission.