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

Submission Instructions

We are no longer accepting submissions for publication in Volumes 95 and 96. This page will announce future submission periods. All submissions must be made electronically via ExpressO. Please include a cover letter and your curriculum vitae with your submission. We do not accept paper submissions.

Online Essay Submissions

We are not currently accepting submissions for publication in Boston University Law Review Annex, our online publication. This page will announce future submission periods, likely to begin in August 2015. Essays should be no longer than 3,000 words and should be lightly footnoted. Authors are encouraged to submit essays on timely legal topics or responses to articles appearing in the print edition of the Boston University Law Review. Please include your curriculum vitae with your submission.

Expedited Review Request Instructions

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

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