GCLR will accept scholarly writings about recent developments in criminal law, criminal statutes, police reform, the carceral state, alternative sentencing programs, public and private defense, prosecutors, and the criminal justice system. Notes on other topics related to criminal law but not explicitly stated above are also welcome.
The notes selected will be innovative and thought-provoking pieces that relate to timely issues facing the criminal law community.
When evaluating notes for publication, GCLR will consider a number of factors, including preemption by other pieces, the topicality of the piece, the substance of the analysis (we are not looking for an mere overview of the topic), the strength of the prose, the clarity and organization of the argument, and the accuracy and quality of the authority cited. Submissions are open to all students, including graduating members of the Class of 2024.
Those interested in submitting a note for consideration should do so by emailing their document in Microsoft Word format to firstname.lastname@example.org
Your note should be triple-spaced, written in Times New Roman 12-point font with one-inch margins, and thoroughly edited for spelling and grammar. A short note should be at least 4,000 words (including footnotes) to be considered. A long note should be between 8,000 and 15,000 words (including footnotes). All footnotes should be triple spaced, and sources should be cited in accordance with the 21st edition of the Bluebook. If you have any questions, please contact the GCLR Executive Board at email@example.com