Article Submissions for Print Volumes

The New England Law Review is published three times per year. We invite the submission of unsolicited articles, essays, comments, and we review every submission received. We seek well-written manuscripts with original arguments making important contributions to legal scholarship. Submissions are reviewed and accepted year-round.

Manuscripts should adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Please conform text and citations to the 21st edition of The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation.
    We are unlikely to accept submissions that substantially deviate from Bluebook form.
  • Please provide a cover letter including your name, school or affiliation, title of your manuscript, address, telephone number, and email address.
  • We encourage but do not require the provision of an abstract and conformity with the 15th edition of the Chicago Manual of Style or The Redbook: A Manual on Legal Style.
  • Please review our article length and editing policies (below) before submitting articles to the Law Reivew.

Article Submissions for Offer of Proof 
If you wish to submit an essay for On Remand publication, please ensure the work is no more than 15 double-spaced pages and email all submissions to lawreview@nesl.eduFurther, in comparison to traditional print content, scholarship for Offer of Proof should be lightly footnoted and sourced. Despite these alterations from traditional print content, all Offer of Proof content is subject to meticulous editing assertion standards.

Expedited Review

If you have received an offer of publication from another journal, the New England Law Review asks that you notify the Law Review and request an expedited review. We will make every effort to provide a decision prior to your deadline, though we offer no guaranties. To request an expedited review, please e-mail us.

Submission Address

We accept submissions at the addresses below or via online submission services such as ExpressO™. We do not typically provide acknowledgment of receipt; should you desire acknowledgment, contact us via e-mail. Manuscripts cannot be returned.

By U.S. Mail:
New England Law Review
154 Stuart Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02116-5616

By Electronic Mail:
lawreview@nesl.edu

Copyright

Copyright is reserved by the New England Law Review under Title 17, United States Code. Copyright applies to all material published by the Law Review, absent express agreement to the contrary.

Article Length

The New England Law Review has a strong preference for articles with fewer than 25,000 words (or roughly 50 law review pages), including footnotes. Longer articles will only be published in exceptional circumstances, and shorter essays are also welcomed. All manuscripts must be typewritten and double-spaced on 8 1/2″ x 11″ paper.

Editing

The New England Law Review reserves the right to edit all manuscripts and letters. Nonetheless, major changes in substantive manuscript content will not be made without the author’s permission. This permission is requested by the Law Review.