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The Notre Dame Law Review has concluded its spring selection process. We will reopen our submissions window on Monday, July 29 to complete selection for Volume 100. Please contact us at with any questions in the meantime.


Notre Dame Law Review Submissions Guidelines

The Law Review strongly prefers to receive submissions online via Scholastica. Direct email submissions will also be accepted at In addition to the manuscript, we require the submission to be accompanied by a curriculum vitae. Citations in the manuscript should appear in footnotes and be consistent with the latest edition of The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation.

The Law Review prefers to publish full-length articles (i.e., 20,000 to 30,000 words, footnotes included). The Law Review generally publishes submissions from law professors but may consider submissions from practitioners, clerks, and others at its discretion. The Law Review typically will not publish the work of a student who does not attend the Notre Dame Law School.

To submit works to the Notre Dame Law Review Reflection, please use Reflection’s Scholastica or email

The Law Review staff works tirelessly throughout the submissions process to review submitted manuscripts. We encourage authors to utilize Scholastica’s “expedite” function to alert the Law Review when they have received a formal offer from another journal. This allows us to review submissions in a timely manner and give authors consideration before accepting or rejecting an offer.

If the Law Review extends an offer of publication, the window in which the offer remains open may vary. The author must accept or reject that offer within the given window. The Law Review may grant extensions at its discretion.

If you have any questions about the Law Review’s submissions guidelines, please contact the Executive Articles Editor at If you have any questions about Reflection’s submissions process, please contact the Executive Online Editor at If you require technical assistance with Scholastica, please contact Brian Cody at or online at