Submissions

Arizona Law Review

Arizona Law Review welcomes original works of authorship on law and related topics by lawyers, judges, and professors. The Review does not accept book reviews or works authored or co-authored by students at this time. Additionally, the Review has a strong preference for articles that are fewer than 35,000 words in length (including footnotes).

Submission Information

The Arizona Law Review is currently accepting submissions for issues 56:3, 56:4, 57:1, and 57:2.
Submissions are accepted via Scholastica or ExpressO. Please do not submit using both services. Visit Scholastica or ExpressO to register and submit articles to the Review.

If you are unable to submit your manuscript via Scholastica or ExpressO, please send it as an e-mail attachment in Microsoft Word format (.doc), along with a resume, to submissions@arizonalawreview.org.

If you have any questions about article selection, please e-mail our Senior Articles Editor.

Citation Form

All citations should be in footnote format and conform to the Bluebook.

Review Process

The Review carefully considers all submissions in a process that involves our entire staff. Each submission goes through several stages of review before a final decisions is made by the editorial board.

Every effort is made to honor requests for expedited review. Because we do not omit any stages of review for expedite requests, we require at least 7 days from the time an expedited request is made before we can reach a publication decision. The Review does not review expedited manuscripts before article selection begins in March.

Authors are notified of decisions by e-mail. As a matter of policy, Arizona Law Review does not discuss the reasons for our publication decisions.

Editorial Process

Arizona Law Review is known as one of the few student publications to consistently get 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. An Articles Editor and the Senior Articles Editor review each article 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 article.

Each article 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 article for publication.

Finally, Arizona Law Review works with authors to cultivate a list of individuals who will receive a complimentary copy of the piece, accompanied by a personal letter from our Editor-in-Chief highlighting the article’s importance. The Review’s marketing team works to identify opportunities to promote each piece, such as blogging, local and national media, and publication on SSRN.

Arizona Law Review Syllabus

The Arizona Law Review Syllabus publishes original pieces on emerging legal topics and accepts submissions on a rolling basis. Submissions may include essays, short responses to legal writing (especially that appearing in the Arizona Law Review), essays discussing or analyzing recent court decisions and opinions, and book reviews. We accept pieces from professors, students, attorneys, judges, and other members of the legal and academic community.

Preference will be given to pieces fewer than 4,000 words in length. All submissions should conform to the latest edition of the Bluebook.

Submissions are accepted via Scholastica or via e-mail attachment in Microsoft Word format (.doc) to syllabus@arizonalawreview.org. Please include a CV or résumé with your submission.

For all further inquiries, please e-mail our Syllabus Manager, Vanessa Garrett, at syllabus@arizonalawreview.org.