The Loyola Law Review is currently accepting submissions for both the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 issues of  Volume 67. We strongly encourage contributors to submit their manuscripts through 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. 

Our editors look forward to reading your submissions.

For more information about our author guidelines, please see below, or check out our “For Authors” page at

Print Submission Guidelines

We request that contributors comply with the following standards:

Length Limitations

The Loyola Law Review strongly prefers articles under 25,000 words in length – the equivalent of about fifty published pages – including text and footnotes. The Law Review also encourages shorter essays which may include discussion of or commentary on recent developments, or those intended to engage in discussion or advance an idea. A piece is considered an essay if it is under 12,000 words in length – the equivalent of about twenty-five published pages.

Citation Format

Please use footnotes rather than endnotes. Footnotes should conform to the 20th Edition of the Bluebook.

Review Process

The Loyola Law Review carefully considers all manuscripts on a rolling basis. However, we do not review articles between mid-May and the beginning of August. We notify authors of our decisions by email, but as a matter of policy, we do not discuss the reasons for our publication decisions. The Law Review is committed to give every author at least seven days to decide whether to accept any offer of publication.

The Forum Submissions

The Loyola Law Review is not currently accepting submissions for its online companion, the Loyola Law Review Forum. We will begin accepting pieces in September 2020. 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 school 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.