Print Submissions

We strongly encourage contributors to submit their manuscripts through Scholastica. The Loyola Law Review welcomes submissions of Articles, Essays, and Book Reviews. 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 currently accepts submissions for its online companion, the Loyola Law Review Forum. 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 lawrview@loyno.edu and include Online Submission in the subject line.