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

Thank you for your interest in the Boston University Law Review. We are not accepting submissions at this time. We strongly prefer electronic submissions via ExpressO, but also accept submissions via email at We do not accept paper submissions. Please include a cover letter and your curriculum vitae with your submission.

If submitting via email please include the author’s name and the title of manuscript in the body of the email and attach as separate PDF documents the author’s curriculum vitae, a cover letter, and the manuscript.

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.

To request an expedited review of a manuscript that you submitted via email, please email with the following information:

  • Author’s Name
  • Manuscript’s Title
  • Author’s Deadline (date and time)
  • Author’s Phone Number
  • Author’s Email Address
  • Journals that have made publication offers

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