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 not currently accepting submissions. We accept submissions for each upcoming volume during the first quarter of each calendar year. 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.

Online Essay Submissions

We are not currently accepting submissions for publication in the Boston University Law Review Annex, our online publication. This page will announce future submission periods. 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.

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