Call for Submissions: Chapman Law Review's 2019 Issue

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Chapman Law Review is pleased to invite article submissions on the theme: “The Commerce Clause and the Global Economy.” Publications will appear in a symposium edition, and authors will receive an honorarium.

With the growth of online retailers and the rise of the global marketplace, federal and state governments have been charged with the task of navigating the waters of the global economy and its inevitable collision with the Commerce Clause. In June, the United States Supreme Court is expected to render a decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc., in which South Dakota has asked the Court to reconsider its ruling in Quill Corp. v. North Dakota and allow states to require out-of-state retailers that do not have a physical presence in the state to collect local sales taxes from their customers.  Regardless of the outcome, this case has opened up a series of questions about the scope of the Commerce Clause in an increasingly global economy—specifically the ability of state and local governments to regulate global economic actors in order to protect communities against the adverse effects of globalization.

Article submissions may cover topics about aspects of the Commerce Clause and the Global Market, including (but not limited to):

·       South Dakota v. Wayfair, and its overarching implications,

·       Quill Corp. v. North Dakota, and its survival or demise,

·       State and local government’s ability to regulate global economic actors, for example:

        o   Should cities be able to ban big-box stores to protect local retailers?

        o   Should cities be able to give hiring preferences to local residents?

        o   Should states be able to ban the importation of products that will compete with locally  produced goods?

Chapman Law Review has dedicated its written symposium issue to these timely questions. We are open to submissions with other perspectives as well, related to this general topic. Chapman Law Review would be honored to publish your work.

Submission Information:

We are looking for papers at a minimum of 20 pages (with a suggested length of 25 pages). If you would like to apply to participate in the Symposium, please submit an abstract of no more than 500 words by June 30, 2018, to Carlos Bacio. A flexible deadline for the completed paper will be on August 27, 2018. The Chapman Law Review will be offering an honorarium to authors who choose to write for the 2018 journal.

Although there is not a live symposium attached to this themed Issue, papers can resemble what one might submit for a symposium, and the Issue will be identified as a themed issue so that you may also designate it as such, if you would like. Papers selected for this issue will be published in a special issue of the Chapman Law Review in approximately March 2019. 

Thank you and we look forward to receiving your submission.

If you have questions, please contact Carlos Bacio, Senior Articles Editor, at

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