Volume 29 Submissions Update

At this time, the Journal is no longer considering submissions for publication in its Fall 2023 issue. The Journal will only consider pieces for its Spring 2024 issue, which will be dedicated to exploring legal issues impacting disability communities.

The Journal is continuously accepting smaller pieces for consideration of online publication on TJCLCR Online.

General Publication Guidelines

Please consider submitting your work to our Journal for consideration. We welcome the unsolicited submission of articles from scholars, practitioners, businesspeople, government officials, judges, and students on topics relating to recent developments in civil liberties and civil rights law. We consider manuscripts from students who are not journal members and who are not law students at The University of Texas School of Law. We invite authors to submit shorter works, such as book reviews, commentaries, essays, notes, comments, and biographies.

Review timeline: All submissions are reviewed throughout the year on a rolling basis. Generally, the Journal will consider fall submissions between February and June for its fall publication, because it typically fills up its fall publication by June. Similarly, the Journal generally considers spring submissions between June and January. These review ranges are not strict guidelines, but are provided to prospective authors to help organize their own submission schedules. The Journal encourages authors to submit early. The Journal seeks to provide authors with timely responses; however, the Journal will sometimes hold articles for consideration in a future publication unless the Journal is notified of a withdrawal.

Format of submissions: There are no formal submission guidelines for manuscripts. Submissions generally are 30-45 pages long, double-spaced. However, we considered submissions of any length. Generally, submissions that are less than 20 pages long with be considered for TJCLCR Online. There is no word limit for pieces. Manuscripts should conform with the most recent version of  The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, published by the The Columbia Law Review Association, The Harvard Law Review Association, the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, and The Yale Law Journal Company. As is the standard practice of publications in the United States, the Journal will hold copyrights to the publication.

Evaluation Process: Submissions are evaluated by substantive factors: the scholarly value of the submission, the topic’s relation to civil liberties and civil rights, and the novelty of the legal arguments or discussion. Generally, the journal accepts pieces with a legal argument, as opposed to a purely policy argument. Importantly, we do not veto submissions based on political leanings or personal beliefs of the editing board.

Submit: Please send submissions, accompanied by a curriculum vitae or resume, and a cover letter to the Journal via Scholastica or by e-mail to Questions regarding submissions should be e-mailed to


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