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Minnesota Law Review

Minnesota Law Review is currently closed for submissions. Information regarding submissions to Volume 108 will be posted here in January 2023.

Print: General Submission Guidelines

The Minnesota Law Review will consider for publication in its print edition any original work focusing on any topic or field in the law. When submitting to Minnesota Law Review, please keep in mind the following:

  1. The Minnesota Law Review strongly prefers articles that are under 25,000 words, including footnotes. An ideal article is between 20,000 and 25,000 words, but articles outside of that range are accepted. We will publish manuscripts above 30,000 words only in extraordinary circumstances.
  2. The Minnesota Law Review accepts essays—shorter pieces that focus on narrow or emerging scholarly topics. We generally prefer essays that are between 12,000-17,500 words, but this guideline is flexible.
  3. The Minnesota Law Review does not accept pieces from current law students, graduate students, or undergraduate students. It does accept submissions from law school faculty, attorneys, and practitioners.
  4. The Minnesota Law Review encourages authors of empirically-based articles to submit supporting data and/or documentation after accepting an offer to publish. Authors are also welcome to submit the data concurrently with their article via Scholastica to assist with the article review process.

The Minnesota Law Review considers the completeness and accuracy of footnotes and citations in the article review process. Citations in all manuscripts must conform to The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (21st ed. 2020).

 

MLR: Headnotes

Headnotes is currently receiving submissions for Volume 107. If you have a timely article responding to a recent legal development or court opinion, please submit those pieces for consideration to mnlawrev@umn.edu.

Headnotes: General Submission Guidelines

Headnotes is the Minnesota Law Review online companion journal. We welcome any response pieces to recent Articles in our print volume, book reviews, and essays, especially essays on recent legal developments or upcoming court cases.

When submitting to Headnotes, please keep in mind the following:

1. Length of essays should be no longer than 10,000 words, including footnotes. An ideal essay is between 5,000 to 9,000 words.

2. While we do take time-sensitive pieces, please keep in mind that we cannot publish all such pieces we receive due to administrative constraints.

3. Headnotes does not accept pieces from current law students, graduate students, or undergraduate students. It does accept submissions from law school faculty, attorneys, and practitioners.

Citations in all manuscripts should conform to The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (21st ed. 2020).

 

Publication Agreements

The Minnesota Law Review offers publication agreements that conform to Open Access Law Journal principles, which give authors great freedom to distribute their works. Please review a copy of our model publication agreement for further information.

The Minnesota Law Review is published six times a year in November, December, February, April, May, and June by the Minnesota Law Review Foundation. Headnotes is published two times a year.