General 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.

All submissions are reviewed throughout the year on a rolling basis. 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.

There are no formal submission guidelines for manuscripts. Submissions generally are 30-45 pages long, double-spaced. However, we considered submissions of any length. We look to 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. Importantly, we do not veto submissions based on political leanings or personal beliefs of the editing board.

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.

Please send submissions, accompanied by a curriculum vitae and a cover letter, to the Journal via ExpressO, Scholastica, or by e-mail to

Volume 29 Submissions Update
At this time, the Journal is considering submissions for fall 2023.

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