Submissions

General Submission Guidelines

Articles may be submitted to our journal via Expresso, Scholastica, or by email to jelp@lawnet.ucla.edu. We do not send a separate confirmation email upon receipt of your submission; the only acknowledgement that your manuscript has been received will come from Expresso or Scholastica.

We have no length limitations, but we usually give preference to articles of 25,000 words and less (roughly 50 pages).

All direct email submissions should be in footnote format (no endnotes please) and should include:

  1. a Table of Contents
  2. the author's current CV
  3. a cover letter with the author's name, address, and email address.

We do not accept hard copy submissions.

The Review Process

The Articles Department makes every attempt to review an article within eight weeks of its receipt. During peak slating seasons (December/January & August/September), however, the review of an article may take longer.

Expedited Review

We generally require a minimum of ten days to complete an expedited review. Please notify the Articles Department by email at jelp@lawnet.ucla.edu of your request for an expedited review as soon as possible.

In your request, please include the following information:

  • Author & co-author's first and last names.
  • Title of the Article.
  • Author's deadline.
  • Author's e-mail address and/or phone number (please indicate times you may be reached).
  • Name of the competing journal.

If we wish to make an offer for publication, the author can expect to hear from our journal no later than noon Pacific Standard Time on the day of the expedited review deadline, unless otherwise indicated. If additional time is needed for the review, the Articles Department will notify the author in advance to make arrangements.

Offers of Publication

The Editors-in-Chief will contact you by email with an offer of publication. If you accept our offer, we expect you to withdraw your article from all other law journals.

Once you accept, we will promptly send you an email with instructions for finalizing our agreement. This email will contain two licensing agreements for your signature and a request for a most recent draft of your article.

Authors will receive three free hard copies of the issue in which they are published.

Once published, your article will be available online through the University of California's open-access publishing platform eScholarship.

Our journal is also available online through traditional legal databases, including Lexis, Westlaw, and HeinOnline.