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Loyola Law Review

Loyola Law Review was first established in 1920 as the Loyola Law Journal, the Loyola Law Review is a Loyola University New Orleans College of Law student-run journal that publishes legal scholarship.


The Loyola Law Review is currently accepting submissions for both the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 issues of  Volume 67 on Scholastica.

  • Fall 2020: The Ghost in the Courthouse: Confronting History in the Gulf South 
    The Gulf South is a nexus of peoples — Cajun, African, Spanish, French, British, Creole, Seminole, Houma, and so many more — each of whom made an imprint on how we govern ourselves. Historical systems of power haunt and shape how law works in the Gulf South region today, from the troubled roots of the cash bail system to complex riparian property rights. We are seeking papers that explore how history informs the present legal system with a focus on the unique issues in the Mississippi Delta and our surrounding communities. We welcome submissions related to any area of law. 
  • Spring 2021: When Disaster Strikes: The Law and Crisis Response 
    Crises like COVID-19 and Hurricane Katrina bring the world to a halt and highlight the shortcomings of our present systems. In the midst of the first global pandemic in a neoliberal world with changing definitions of borders, we are faced with procedural shortcomings, constitutional conundrums, and public health pitfalls. Accordingly, the law must respond. Should the law enter a state of exception and change in a time of emergency? How will that emergency shape the law for the future? What are our successes and failures from the past? We welcome submissions related to any area of law. 

Please see our “Submissions” page for more information.

Watch the recorded livestream of the Loyola Law Review’s Climate Justice 2020 Symposium!

Please note there were some technical difficulties filming in the first hour of the symposium.

The Forum

The Loyola Law Review is not currently accepting submissions for The Loyola Law Review Forum from faculty and students. They will begin reviewing again in Summer 2021. Online pieces are typically short (2500-5000 words), timely, and applicable to a general audience. The Law Review accepts pieces for publication on The Forum on a rolling basis during the calendar year. All submissions should be in Microsoft Word format, and all citations should conform to standard Bluebook style. Please direct submissions and any questions to and include Online Submission in the subject line. 

Celebrating 100 Years: 1920-2020