Articles & Essays

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The Michigan Law Review is currently accepting submissions for the fall season. MLR receives submissions of articles and essays exclusively through Scholastica.

We recognize that this is a challenging time for everyone, including authors, and that the burdens of working tend to exacerbate existing disparities. The MLR Articles Office wants to reaffirm that we consider pieces on a rolling basis through the spring selection season and will consider submissions again in the fall.

Blind Review Policy

MLR uses a partially blind review policy for articles and essays. Please attach a version of your manuscript with your name and other identifying characteristics, including references to past work, redacted or removed.

Submission Guidelines

Along with your manuscript, please include a curriculum vitae for each author of the piece, preferably in a separate document.

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 at

Article Length

We strongly prefer scholarship that makes concise arguments. We are currently seeking essay-length pieces of less than 25,000 words, including footnotes.

Citations in manuscripts should appear in footnotes, not endnotes, and follow The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (21st ed. 2020). The style of citations and text should conform to The Chicago Manual of Style (16th ed. 2010). Please also review our article-length policy before sending your submission.

The Michigan Law Review has long been a light-edit journal. This has meant that we do not force authors to accept any of our suggested changes. We hope to build on this tradition in ways that make the editing process more productive while reducing pressures to add citations or explanatory material.

For questions regarding article submissions, please email