Submission Guidelines for Scholars

General Submission Guidelines

The UCLA Law Review is now accepting submissions for Volume 62. Please note that we are no longer accepting submissions through ExpressO and will only review submissions sent to us via Scholastica or by mail.

The UCLA Law Review will give preference to articles under 25,000 words in length–the equivalent of 50 law review pages–including text and footnotes. We will not publish articles exceeding 35,000 words–the equivalent of 70-75 law review pages–except in extraordinary circumstances.

If you submit via Scholastica, we do not send a separate acknowledgement of receipt; the only acknowledgement that your manuscript has been received will come from Scholastica. If you choose to submit a hard copy, please mail your submission to:

Articles Dept.
UCLA Law Review
UCLA School of Law
405 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1476

Submissions should be:

  • In hard copy (no email submissions, please);
  • Type-written;
  • On 8 1/2″ x 11″ white paper;
  • In footnote format, not endnotes; and
  • Bound with a paperclip or binder clip (not stapled or in a folder).

Additionally, they should include the following:

  • A table of contents; and
  • A current CV
  • A cover letter with the author’s name, address, telephone number, and email address.

We do not accept email submissions.

Submissions will not be returned.

The Review Process
The Articles Department makes every attempt to review an article within eight weeks of its receipt. During peak slating seasons (March/April, August), however, the review of an article may take significantly longer.

Expedited Review
We generally require ten days to complete an expedited review. Please notify the Articles Department by email at LRSubmit@lawnet.ucla.edu of your request for an expedited review as soon as possible.  You may also contact us by phone at (310) 206-8630.  In your request, please include the following information:

  • Author & co-author’s first and last names.
  • Title of the Article.
  • Author’s deadline.
  • Author’s e-mail address and/or phone number (if leaving a home phone number, please indicate that and how late you can be reached).
  • Name of the competing journal.

As soon as the Articles Department receives your request for expedited review, we will let you know whether we are able to accommodate your deadline. If you do not receive verification within 48 hours, the Articles Department probably has not received the request.

The author should expect to hear from the Articles Department no later than noon Pacific Standard Time on the day of the expedited review deadline, unless otherwise indicated. If the author has not heard from the Articles Department by noon, please contact the Articles Department by email at lrsubmit@lawnet.ucla.edu or by phone at (310) 206-8630. If additional time is needed for the review, the Articles Department will notify the author in advance to make arrangements. If the deadline changes, please contact the Articles Department as soon as possible by email or phone.  

Withdrawing Your Submission

The author should notify the Articles Department as soon as possible if he or she is withdrawing an article. The Articles Department appreciates knowing which journal is publishing the article.

Offer of Publication
The Chief Articles Editor will contact you by phone and/or email with an offer of publication. Once you accept the UCLA Law Review’s offer, we expect you to withdraw your article from all other law reviews.

Upon acceptance of our offer, an acceptance package including an instruction letter, two licensing agreements for your signature, and a request to forward an electronic copy of your article (preferably in Microsoft Word format) to the Editor-in-Chief.

Authors receive twenty-five free reprints of their article with the price of additional reprints varying based on the length of the article.

For further information on our copyright agreement, please see the Copyright page.