Boston University Law Review

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 & Expedited Review Request Instructions

(Last updated March 9, 2012)

We are not currently accepting submissions. We will begin accepting submissions in July, 2012.

1) Paper Submissions

Boston University Law Review
ATTN: Senior Article Editor
765 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

2) Electronic Submissions

Please email attachments to

In the body of the email, please include ONLY the following information:

  • Author's Name & Title
  • Author's Email Address
  • Manuscript's Title

All other information should be attached to the email in one or more documents, NOT placed in the body of the email. This helps us to process submissions more efficiently.

3) Expedited Review Requests

To request an expedited review of a manuscript that you submitted for consideration, please send an email to 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.