Submission Guidelines for Scholars


The UCLA Law Review  is no longer accepting submissions for the Spring Submission Cycle. We will reopen for new submissions to Volume 72 by early August 2024.

Submission Guidelines

The UCLA Law Review prefers articles between 18,000 and 25,000 words in length (including footnotes). We do not publish articles exceeding 30,000 words except in extraordinary circumstances. Works shorter than 10,000 words can be submitted to Discourse, our online publication.

The UCLA Law Review only reviews articles submitted electronically via Scholastica. Email and mail submissions are not reviewed.

The Review Process

The Articles Department attempts to review every article within eight weeks of its receipt.

Expedited Review

If you have received an offer from another journal and wish to request expedited review, please use Scholastica's expedite feature. We will do our best to review your piece by your expedite request deadline.  If the deadline changes, please update the expedite date through Scholastica as soon as possible.

Withdrawing Your Submission

If you accept an offer of admission from another journal, please use Scholastica to withdraw your submission to the UCLA Law Review as soon as possible.

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 all other submissions.

Author's Copies

The author receives 25 free reprints of the article. To order additional reprints, visit Ordering and Subscription page.

For information on UCLA Law Review's republication policy, see Republication Permissions.