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The University of Louisville Law Review Online welcomes submissions from all authors—professors, scholars, practitioners, and law students. The University of Louisville Law Review Online seeks pieces that are lightly footnoted and of modest length (up to 5,000 words), but these are merely guidelines; all submissions are considered and are evaluated based upon their probable contribution to legal scholarship. The same general formatting requirements for submissions to the print edition also apply to works submitted for online publication.

Submissions are evaluated by the University of Louisville Law Review’s Editorial Board, and, if selected for publication, are prepared under an expedited editing process, and released on a rolling basis.

Please send submissions for the University of Louisville Law Review Online to


Print Edition Submissions

Articles may be submitted to the University of Louisville Law Review in any of three ways:

  1. Expresso and/or Scholastica Submission databases. This is the preferred method for submission.

  2. E-mail. Submissions may also be made via email to

  3. Mail. You may mail your submission to the following address:

Attn: Articles Selection Editor
University of Louisville Law Review
Louis D. Brandeis School of Law
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292

The general format for presentation of articles will be best understood by examining an issue of the Law Review. Footnotes and other citations must follow the style set forth in the Twentieth Edition of the Harvard Law Review Association’s The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation.

Manuscripts must be double-spaced on 8 1/2 x 11” paper, with a non-justified right margin. Endnotes, not footnotes, should be used. Any article that is accepted must be promptly resubmitted to the Law Review in Microsoft Word 2003 or higher format.

The complete title of the article, the author’s name, complete address, e-mail address, and telephone number should be typed on a separate sheet, which should be the first page of the manuscript. A short autobiographical statement should be prepared as the first unnumbered footnote.

It is the policy of the Law Review not to consider submissions written by outside students. Except under unusual circumstances, it also is the policy of the Law Review not to publish articles that have appeared or are scheduled to appear in other publications, or that have been authored by someone other than a full-time law faculty member at an American Bar Association accredited law school. Accordingly, all manuscripts should be submitted with the understanding that the Law Review possesses an exclusive license to publish. The author, however, retains all copyrights in the submission.

Each published author will receive twenty-four reprints with normal covers of his or her article. Additional reprints and reprints with special covers may be ordered before publication for a reasonable fee.