Submission Instructions

The submission period is currently open. All submissions must be made electronically via Scholastica. We do not accept paper or emailed submissions. Please include a cover letter and curriculum vitae with your submission. We do not impose a word limit on submissions.

Submit to Boston University Law Review

Submissions to Boston University Law Review Online

We are NOT currently accepting submissions for publication in the Boston University Law Review Online, our online publication. We will begin accepting submissions again in October 2020. All submissions should be made to Please include your curriculum vitae with your submission.

Expedited Review Request Instructions

To request an expedited review of a manuscript that you submitted via Scholastica, please use Scholastica to send an expedited review request.

Seven-Day Offer Windows

On April 19, 2011, the Boston University Law Review and several peer journals released a joint letter committing to give every author seven days to decide whether to accept an offer of publication. Eliminating “exploding offers” will improve deliberations and the scholarship we publish by giving law journals and authors time to make informed decisions. We invite all other student-edited law journals to join this letter. Download Joint Letter.

If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact us. Thank you for considering the Boston University Law Review for submission.