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.

Spring Exclusive Submission Track: January 2018

The Northwestern University Law Review's Spring Exclusive Submission Track is now closed. For all articles submitted in accordance with the instructions outlined below, the Law Review guarantees Articles Board consideration and a publication decision by February 5, 2018.

Articles receiving a publication offer via the exclusive submission track will be published in Volume 113 in the fall of 2018. 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 February 5, 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. Please kindly title the subject line "2018 Exclusive Submission Track."