Submissions Submission Policies

Case Western Reserve Law Review encourages submissions of articles, essays, and recent developments on legal topics. Case Western Reserve Law Review accepts electronic and typewritten manuscripts. Please enclose a cover letter that indicates the name of your manuscript, its nature, and provides all of your relevant contact information. The text and footnotes of each manuscript should conform to The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th ed., 2015). Case Western Reserve Law Review will make every effort to timely notify authors of acceptance or refusal. All submissions become property of Case Western Reserve Law Review and cannot be returned.

Electronic Submissions

The Law Review prefers that all submissions be made electronically through Expresso, Scholastica, or typewritten submissions.

Please send all typewritten submissions to:

Case Western Reserve Law Review
CWRU School of Law
11075 East Boulevard
Cleveland, Ohio 44106-7148
Telephone: (216) 368-3312
Fax: (216) 368-3310

Student Notes

The Law Review accepts student Note submissions from the Law Review staff and from students of the Case Western Reserve University School of Law for publication consideration. Our journal policy prohibits the publication of articles by students currently enrolled at other law schools.

Expedited Review

If you have received an offer from another publication for your submission and wish to request an expedited review for an article that we already are reviewing, please e-mail lawreview@case.edu. We will do our best to review your article as soon as possible. If you request expedited review, please provide the following information in addition to your cover letter:

  • Your name and complete contact information.
  • The title of your submission.
  • All publications that have extended an offer to your submission.
  • Dates that the offers from other publications expire.
  • Whether you sent your submission to us electronically or by mail

Selection Process

The selection process for each article begins the day a manuscript is received by the Law Review Executive Board. The Executive Articles Editor will read the manuscript and will discuss the article topic with the Editor-in-Chief. If the Editor-in-Chief and the Executive Articles Editor approve the article, they will extend an offer for publication to the author. From the date the offer is extended, the author typically has one week to accept or decline the offer.

Submission Questions

If you have any questions about the submission of a manuscript, please feel free to email us at lawreview@case.edu or tweet us at @CaseWResLRev.