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.
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 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 20th edition of The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation.
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 are short essays which comment on legal developments and significant court decisions. Authors are free to submit commentaries on any topic.
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.
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 9, 2018. Publication decisions are finalized in April.
All submissions must conform to the following requirements:
- Written by a current student at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law.
- Between 35 and 50 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.
- Include a cover page with your name, the title of your submission, your ID number, and the date centered vertically and horizontally in 14 or 16 point font. The cover page does not count toward the page count of your submission.
- Include a header on every page except the cover page with your ID number, the title of your submission (truncated to fit on one line if necessary), and the page number. If you prefer, you can place the page number in a footer instead.
- Be the original work of the author and previously unpublished.
Conform to the 20th edition of The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation.
- Be submitted to the Executive Notes Editor by March 9, 2018. Please email submissions as a Word document to sclr.ENE@law.usc.edu.