We invite authors to submit scholarly legal articles and essays on all topics of national interest. We ask that authors interested in publishing in the Washington Law Review take a moment to review our editing policy.
We strongly prefer electronic submissions via ExpressO.
We also accept submissions at the address below. We regret that we cannot return authors' manuscripts.
Washington Law Review
Attn: Articles Department
University of Washington
William H. Gates Hall
Seattle, WA 98195
To request an expedited review of a manuscript, please contact Chief Articles Editor Brooke Howlett at
The Washington Law Review strongly prefers articles containing fewer than 40,000
words, including footnotes. The journal conforms to The Bluebook: A Uniform
System of Citation (19th ed.), follows the grammar conventions of
The Redbook: A Manual on Legal Style (2nd ed.) and The
Chicago Manual of Style (15th ed.), and follows the spelling
conventions of Webster’s Third New International Dictionary and
Black’s Law Dictionary (8th ed.). We publish pieces geared toward
a general legal audience, which means we assume when editing that the reader
does not have any special legal expertise or knowledge. Unless an editor
approves an exception, we require all authors to cite for the following: factual
assertions, direct quotations, statutes, and case references (immediately after
the case and including a pin cite with each following reference). While we work
hard to limit our editorial feedback so as not to infringe on a writer's
personal style, voice, and expertise, our editors sometimes make editorial
suggestions for the sake of clarity.