Law Review Submissions


The Loyola Law Review welcomes submissions of Articles, Essays, and Book Reviews. We request that contributors comply with the following standards:

Electronic Submissions

We strongly encourage contributors to submit their manuscripts through Scholastica.

Length Limitations

The Loyola Law Review strongly prefers articles under 25,000 words in length -- the equivalent of about fifty published pages -- including text and footnotes. The Law Review also encourages shorter essays which may include discussion of or commentary on recent developments, or those intended to engage in discussion or advance an idea. A piece is considered an essay if it is under 12,000 words in length -- the equivalent of about twenty-five published pages.

Citation Format

Please use footnotes rather than endnotes. Footnotes should conform to the 20th Edition of the Bluebook.

Review Process

The Loyola Law Review carefully considers all manuscripts on a rolling basis.  However, we do not review articles between mid-May and the beginning of August. We notify authors of our decisions by email, but as a matter of policy, we do not discuss the reasons for our publication decisions. The Law Review is committed to give every author at least seven days to decide whether to accept any offer of publication.

If you have any questions about the submissions process, please email

The Loyola Law Review Forum

Please refer to the Loyola Law Review website at for information on the Loyola Law Review Forum, the online companion to the print journal.