Exclusive Submissions

The Northwestern University Law Review accepts articles on an exclusive basis twice each year, in January and July. All articles submitted via our exclusive submission track are considered by a member of the Articles Board, and publication decisions are made prior to or at the opening of the Spring and Fall cycles. In exchange for this prioritized and timely consideration, participating authors agree to withhold the article submitted through our exclusive submission track from submission to any other publication until receiving a decision back from us. By submitting an article via the exclusive submission track, the author agrees to accept a binding publication offer, should one be extended.

Summer Exclusive Submission Track: July 2018

The Northwestern University Law Review's Spring Exclusive Submission Track will be open from July 1 - 15, 2018. Articles should be submitted as Word or PDF attachments to Senior Articles Editor Kendra Doty at kendradoty2019@nlaw.northwestern.edu. Please kindly title the subject line "2018 Exclusive Submission Track." For all articles submitted in accordance with the instructions outlined below, the Law Review guarantees Articles Board consideration and a publication decision by July 31, 2018.

Articles receiving a publication offer via the exclusive submission track will be published in Volume 113 in the spring of 2019. Participating authors must agree to withhold the article submitted through our exclusive submission track from submission to any other publication until receiving a decision back from us. Authors not receiving publication offers are free to submit elsewhere after notification of our publication decision, which will occur no later than July 31, 2018. 

Please note that by submitting an article via the exclusive submission track, the author agrees to accept a binding publication offer, should one be extended.

If you have any questions, please contact Kendra Doty, Senior Articles Editor, at kendradoty2019@nlaw.northwestern.edu