The Arizona Law Review is no longer accepting submissions for the current publication cycle. Questions? Email submissions@arizonalawreview.
We are a general interest publication and invite submissions of unpublished manuscripts on all topics. All submissions should conform to the 20th edition of The Bluebook. The Review accepts submissions of essays and articles:
Essays: Essays may address issues of particular interest to the legal academic community, advance something approximating an idea rather than argument, or involve more offbeat topics than articles. Responses to previous articles are treated as essays as well. Their scope, topics, approaches, and insights are diverse, and there is no “typical” or preferred structure of an essay. Essays also tend to be shorter than articles, although they need not be.
Articles: Articles tend to analyze a problem and suggest a solution. Such analysis usually includes some background information to inform the reader before turning to a novel argument. Often, articles follow a traditional roadmap of introduction, background, analysis/argument, and conclusion, and provide a comprehensive treatment of a particular area of law. Articles tend to be formal in both the author’s tone and analysis with comprehensive substantive support and consistent citation.
The Arizona Law Review is known as one of the few student publications that consistently gets its issues to the printer on time, every time.
During the editing process, the entire editorial staff is at your disposal for both substantive review and citation assistance. Articles Editors and the Senior Articles Editor review each piece and provide substantive feedback on grammar, style, formatting, organization, content, and clarity of argument. The Articles Editors are available via e-mail and phone throughout the process to answer any questions and to share general comments about your piece.
Each piece is also reviewed by the Editor-in-Chief and “copyworked” by the Review staff. Copywork ensures that each citation accurately reflects the stated proposition and conforms to Bluebook citation rules. The Review staff also undertakes a series of internal proofs to prepare each piece for publication.
Finally, as part of the print process, the Arizona Law Review provides authors with 25 complimentary copies of their piece as well as 1 copy of the issue in which the piece appears. The Review sees that the piece is published to several online platforms.