Exclusive Submissions

The Northwestern University Law Review accepts articles on an exclusive basis twice each year, in January and July. All articles submitted via our exclusive submission track are considered by a member of the Articles Board, and publication decisions are made prior to or at the opening of the Spring and Fall cycles. In exchange for this prioritized and timely consideration, participating authors agree to withhold the article submitted through our exclusive submission track from submission to any other publication until receiving a decision back from us. By submitting an article via the exclusive submission track, the author agrees to accept a binding publication offer, should one be extended.

Winter Exclusive Submission Track: January 2019 - Now Closed

The Northwestern University Law Review Winter Exclusive Submission Cycle is now closed. For all articles that have been submitted by January 15 in accordance with the instructions outlined below, the Law Review guarantees consideration by an Articles Board editor. All final publication decisions will be communicated to authors by February 5, 2019. 

Participating authors agree to withhold the article submitted through our exclusive submission track from submission to any other publication until receiving a decision from the Northwestern University Law Review. Participating authors further agree to accept a binding publication offer, should one be extended.

Articles receiving a publication offer via this exclusive submission track will be published in Volume 114 in the fall of 2019. Though publication timelines can often be negotiated, participating authors agree to accept the publication timeline the Law Review offers. 

If you are interested in submitting your Article, please email the manuscript as a Word document to our Senior Articles Editor, Elena Joffroy at elenajoffroy2020@nlaw.northwestern.edu during the submission window. Please note that by submitting an article via the exclusive submission track, the author agrees to accept a binding publication offer, should one be extended.

If you have any questions, please contact Elena Joffroy, Senior Articles Editor, at elenajoffroy2020@nlaw.northwestern.edu. Please kindly title the subject line "2019 Exclusive Submission Track."