Northwestern University Law Review Online (NULR Online) publishes shorter, more accessible scholarly pieces that are intended for a wider audience than most traditional journal articles. As such, NULR Online prefers pieces between 5,000 to 9,000 words, and will only consider submissions up to 10,000 words, inclusive of footnotes. We welcome submissions from professors, judges, practitioners, and law students.

Selected submissions will be published on the Law Review‘s website and are carried on Westlaw and LexisNexis.

NULR Of Note Blog

Our Of Note Blog is a forum through which scholars, practitioners, and members of the public can reach a broader audience with concise and timely pieces.

Blog posts should be 500-2,000 words. If you are interested in publishing on our blog, please submit your posts at

How to Submit

NULR Online accepts submissions on a continuous basis throughout the year. We are currently only accepting submissions for our inaugural Online Essay Series, “Climate Change and Infrastructure: Existential Threats to Our Built Environment,” to be published in May 2023. More details are available on Scholastica.

If you have questions regarding NULR Online, you may contact Taylor Nchako, Online Editor-in-Chief at  for more information.