Washington Law Review will open for submissions on July 15, 2021. WLR publishes pieces for a general legal audience and invites authors to submit legal scholarship on all topics.
WLR uses an anonymous review process to reduce implicit bias in article selection. To that end, please redact all personally identifying information from manuscripts and confine your name, affiliation, biographical information, and acknowledgments to a separate CV.
As Washington state's flagship legal publication, WLR is particularly interested in submissions from scholars of color, submissions that address legal issues facing historically marginalized communities, and submissions that discuss legal issues specific to the Pacific Northwest, Alaska, and the Ninth Circuit.
WLR encourages shorter essay submissions in addition to traditional law review articles. While law review articles situate themselves within existing research, essays start new conversations and are often more theoretical than traditional articles. WLR prefers essay submissions of 8,000 to 12,000 words, and article submissions that contain fewer than 30,000 words.
We look forward to reading your work!
The Washington Law Review Editorial Board