Symposium Submissions

How to Submit

The Northwestern University Law Review is currently accepting submissions through August 7, 2017 for papers for our 2017 Symposium, "A Fear of Too Much Justice"?: Equal Protection and the Social Sciences 30 Years after McCleskey v. Kempwhich will be held on Friday, October 20, 2017 at Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law in Chicago, Illinois. A full description of our 2017 Symposium can be found on the Symposium page.

We invite scholars from all fields to submit 500 word proposals for papers to be presented at the Symposium. Submissions can explore any topic (not only criminal justice/death penalty sentencing) relevant to understanding the relationship between Equal Protection and the social sciences and may do so from diverse approaches (historical, philosophical, qualitative, quantitative, etc.) Presenters will receive support for travel and accommodations, and will also have the opportunity to publish in the special symposium issue, Volume 112, Issue 6 of the Northwestern University Law Review.  Papers accepted for publication will be due on Friday, November 17, 2017, with an expected length of 10,000 – 15,000 words.

For full consideration, please send your paper proposal to by Monday, August 7 at 5:00 PM Central Time. If you have any questions, please contact Adithi Grama, Symposium Editor, at, or Ari Tolman, Editor-in-Chief, at

The Northwestern University Law Review is no longer accepting symposium proposals for the 2017-2018 academic year. Submissions for future symposia will be accepted via email at If you have any questions, please feel free to email our Symposium Editor, Adithi Grama. Submission guidelines for future symposium propsals may be found on the Symposium page