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Vol. 59.2

Submissions for Volume 59.2 are now closed. Submissions will be re-opened for Volume 60.1 in January 2024.


Details on our Outside Articles and Student Writing submission requirements and timelines can be found below.

Please submit to our Outside Articles team if you are a:

  • Professor or legal practitioner with a J.D. or more;
  • Current SJD student; or a
  • Current LLM student who has practiced law professionally as an attorney or equivalent.

Please submit to our Student Writing team if you are a:

  • Current JD student; or
  • Current LLM student who has not yet practiced law professionally.

Please note that we are unable to review submissions from undergraduate students at this time.

Outside Articles

Submissions from academics, practitioners, and other law school graduates closed for Volume 59.2 on September 4, 2023, and will be re-opened for Volume 60.1 in January 2024.

General Requirements

(1) We prefer to receive submissions through Scholastica. However, we also encourage any authors for whom submission through Scholastica might be a financial burden to submit via email to No preferential weight will be given to either method of submission during the selection process.

(2) Please submit your article and current CV. Footnotes should comply with The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (21st ed. 2020). Authors must submit manuscripts of less than 30,000 words, including footnotes.

(3) Please complete this mandatory form along with your submission. CR-CL will not review submissions from authors who have not completed this form.


Empirical Submissions

If your manuscript contains empirical analysis, please include: (1) detailed descriptions of your data collection process and methodology, (2) a statement confirming Institutional Review Board approval (if applicable), and (3) sufficient information to allow your analysis and conclusions to be independently confirmed.

Submission Timeline

Submissions for Volume 59.2 closed on September 4, 2023 for academics, practitioners, and other law school graduates, and will be re-opening for Volume 60.1 in January 2024. Questions or concerns? You can contact us at

Student Writing

Submissions for Volume 59.2 closed on October 6, 2023 for law students, and will be re-opening for Volume 60.1 in January 2024. We welcome pieces by students from all law schools written in the traditional law review style, or as case comments, critical race theory pieces, book reviews, or something entirely different. Submissions may be in the form of a finished paper or a comprehensive proposal. Please note the submission process for student authors is a separate process from other authors. Please email with any questions.


Student Requirements

All submissions must include an anonymized cover letter containing:

1) a one half-page preemption check, which includes an examination of existing literature on the topic and an explanation of what the proposal will add to such literature,

2) a list of professors and, if applicable, comments from professors with whom you are working, or plan to work, and

3) a list of sources you relied on.



Cover letters must also include:

1) a one half-page abstract modeled after a traditional law review article abstract, which includes a thorough thesis and counterarguments, and

2) an expected due date for a final draft if applicable.


Submission Instructions for Students

Submissions will be anonymized, so do not include your name or any identifying information in the body of your paper.

Mailing Address

Executive Articles Editor
Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review
Caspersen Student Center, Suite 2048
1585 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138
Access the Student Writing Spring 2020 informational powerpoint below to learn more about specific requirements and our selection process.