The Southern California Law Review receives approximately 3,000 unsolicited manuscripts each year. From this pool we ultimately select 12 for publication. Our article selection process is coordinated by the Executive Articles Editor and proceeds on a rolling basis.
We prefer articles under 35,000 words (including footnotes). All submissions should conform to the 19th edition of The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation.
Submissions via Scholastica are highly preferred. Given the sheer amount of manuscripts we receive, Scholastica provides the most efficient method of reviewing articles.
E-mail submissions can be sent to the Executive Articles Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “Submission” in the subject line.
Paper submissions should be directed to:
Executive Articles Editor
Southern California Law Review
The Gould School of Law
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California 90089-0071
Please direct all inquiries regarding the submissions process to the Executive Articles Editor, Laura Sucheski, at email@example.com. Please include “Inquiry” in the subject line.
Postscript accepts three types of submissions: responses, commentaries, and book reviews. Submissions should be under 3,000 words (including footnotes). All submissions should conform to the 19th edition of The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation.
Responses: Responses are short essays which respond to an article published in the Southern California Law Review. We do not accept responses to student notes or bibliographies.
Commentaries: Commentaries are short essays which comment on legal developments and significant court decisions. Authors are free to submit commentaries on any topic.
To submit a Response or Commentary, please e-mail the following materials to firstname.lastname@example.org and include "Submission" in the subject line:
- An abstract under 500 words, which will appear on our website
- The piece as an e-mail attachment (Microsoft Word documents preferred)
- A current resume
Please direct all inquiries regarding the submissions process to the Executive Articles Editor, Laura Sucheski, at email@example.com. Please include “Inquiry” in the subject line.