Submissions

Article Submissions


The Southern California Law Review receives thousands of unsolicited manuscripts each year. From this pool, we ultimately select about 12 articles 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 20th edition of The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation.

Procedure:

Via Scholastica

Submissions via Scholastica are highly preferred. Given the sheer amount of manuscripts we receive, Scholastica provides the most efficient method of reviewing articles.

Via E-Mail

E-mail submissions can be sent to the Executive Articles Editor at sclr.articles@lawmail.usc.edu. Please include “Submission” in the subject line.

Paper Submissions

Paper submissions should be directed to:

Executive Articles Editor

Southern California Law Review

The Gould School of Law

University of Southern California

University Park

Los Angeles, California 90089-0071

Please direct all inquiries regarding the submissions process to the Executive Articles Editor at sclr.articles@lawmail.usc.edu. Please include “Inquiry” in the subject line.

Postcript Submissions


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 20th 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.

Book Reviews


The Southern California Law Review occasionally publishes reviews of new books that address legal developments or significant court decisions. Reviewers are free to submit book reviews on any legal topic.

Note Submissions


The Southern California Law Review also publishes student-written Notes. The Southern California Law Review selects Notes based on relevancy, authorship, and scholarship. The editors perform a blind evaluation of the Notes, without knowledge of the author’s identity.

To be considered for publication, Notes must be submitted by March 8, 2019. Publication decisions are finalized in May.

All submissions must conform to the following requirements:

  • Written by a current student at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law.
  • A minimum 35 pages in length. Submissions should be double-spaced, in 12-point Times New Roman font, and have a 1-inch margin on all sides. Please use 10-point or 8-point font for footbed.
  • Be the original work of the author and previously unpublished.
  • Conform to the 20th edition of The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation.