Articles & Essays

Submit Online

During the submission season, Michigan Law Review welcomes articles and essays submitted electronically via Scholastica.

Submit by Mail

Submissions may also be made in hard copy. Please do not submit your article by mail if you have submitted the article through Scholastica.

Send all articles, essays, and correspondence to:

Michigan Law Review
Hutchins Hall
625 S. State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1215

Please include a cover letter with:

  • Your Name
  • Your mailing address and phone number
  • Your email address
  • The article title
  • Word count of article (including footnotes)

An email confirmation will be sent to the email address you provide. If you do not receive this email confirmation within five business days of the post date, please email us.

Submission Guidelines

Citations in manuscripts should appear in footnotes, not endnotes, and should follow The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th ed. 2015) and The MaizebookMichigan Law Review‘s supplement to The Bluebook.

The style of citations and text should conform to The Chicago Manual of Style (16th ed. 2010). Please also review our light-edit policy before sending your submission.

For questions regarding article submissions, please email or call (734) 647-4074.

Article Length

Michigan Law Review strongly prefers articles that make a concise argument. We have joined many of our peer journals in signing the joint statement on article length. We are seeking a varied collection of essays (30 published pages or less) and articles (approximately 30 to 50 published pages). All pieces should be less than 25,000 words, including footnotes. This is not a firm cap, but it is a strong preference. In striving to meet this goal, we edit pieces in ways that avoid contributing to excessive length while honoring our light-edit policy.

Expedited Review

If your article has been formally accepted by another journal, we will make every effort to comply with a request for expedited review. To facilitate the review process, please notify us of your offer deadline using Scholastica’s Expedite function.