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Submitting Articles and Essays to Cornell Law Review 

The Cornell Law Review is not currently accepting any more submissions.

Submissions will re-open for Volume 107 in February 2021

The Cornell Law Review accepts submissions of Articles and Essays. A piece is generally considered an Article if it is longer than 18,000 words (inclusive of footnotes), and an Essay if it is between 10,000–18,000 words (inclusive of footnotes). We typically do not publish Book Reviews. Please read through the following guidelines carefully. 

Please address all questions to Federico Wynter, Senior Articles Editor for Volume 106:

Electronic submission

Please submit all anonymized manuscripts electronically through Scholastica. Submissions should be in Microsoft Word format only. Please note that we will not accept submissions received via e-mail. 

If a hard copy submission is necessary, please mail your manuscript to:

Articles Office, Cornell Law Review, Myron Taylor Hall, Ithaca, New York 14853

We regret that hard copy submissions cannot be returned.

Submission Length

The Cornell Law Review is a signatory to the Joint Statement on article length. Accordingly, we have a strong preference for Articles that are 25,000 words or less, including text and footnotes. An Article’s length in excess of 30,000 words will negatively affect the article’s possibility of being selected. The Cornell Law Review will not publish pieces exceeding 35,000 words except in extraordinary circumstances.


Text and citations should conform to the 20th edition of The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation. Footnotes are strongly preferred over endnotes. We encourage the use of gender-neutral language.

Expedited reviews

To request expedited review of an article, please do so via Scholastica. Expedite requests must include the title of your manuscript, the name of the competing journal that has extended an offer of publication and the date by which a decision is due. Please note that due to the high volume of these requests, review of an article by a particular deadline may not be possible.

Withdrawing your submission

We appreciate that you notify us as soon as possible if you are withdrawing an article. Withdrawals can be done through Scholastica.


Symposium proposals and symposium issues will not follow our new blind review policy. 

Submitting Student Notes to Cornell Law Review

Cornell Law Review’s Notes Office only considers Notes authored by active Cornell Law students. Students are considered active up until their formal graduation date. Active Cornell Law students may submit their Notes for consideration in Volume 106 by emailing them directly to Susan Pado at

There should not be any identifying information (e.g., name, email address) on a Note submission. If you are submitting your Note for consideration again, please specify whether the Note is a revised version or if it is the same version of the Note that was submitted before. If you have previously submitted your Note but have not yet heard from the Notes Office, they invite you to resubmit your piece for consideration.

Submission Format 

While the Cornell Law Review does not have a formal page length requirement, accepted Notes are typically between 25 and 35 pages long. While a table of contents is not required, the Notes Office strongly recommends including one. 

The Cornell Law Review Notes Office expects submitted Notes to be free of grammatical or spelling errors. The Notes Office also expects submitted Notes to be supported by thorough and comprehensive research, and as such, strongly recommends that submissions include at least 100 footnotes. 

Student Note Submission Dates

Volume 106, Issue 5

To be considered for publication in Issue 5, active Cornell Law students must submit their Notes to Susan Pado ( by September 22nd, 2020 at 11:59 PM (EDT).

Volume 106, Issue 6

To be considered for publication in Issue 6, active Cornell Law students must submit their Notes to Susan Pado ( by November 19th, 2020 at 11:59 PM (EDT).

Note-on Guide

A comprehensive guide detailing Cornell Law Review’s note expectations and the note-on process is forthcoming.


Contact Senior Notes Editor Zora Franicevic ( 

Submitting to Cornell Law Review Online

How to Submit

Cornell Law Review Online accepts the following submissions for consideration: essays, shorter articles, book reviews, and responses to articles, essays, and notes appearing in the Cornell Law Review.

To submit to Cornell Law Review Online, please use Scholastica.  Submissions should be in Microsoft Word format.

Withdrawing Your Submission

Please notify the Online Department as soon as possible if you are withdrawing an article.


Contact Senior Online Editor Nicholas Pulakos at

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