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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 in the Fall and Spring.


Minnesota Law Review

The Minnesota Law Review is now closed for submissions to Volume 109’s print edition. Submissions for Volume 110 will reopen in February 2025. For authors of shorter essays, we hope you will consider submitting a manuscript to our online companion journal, Headnotes, which will open for submissions on May 1, 2024.

Minnesota Law Review generally accepts articles within a word count range of 20,000 to 30,000 words, including footnotes. An ideal article is between 20,000 and 25,000 words. We also consider shorter essays between 12,000 and 17,500 words, though this is a flexible guideline. We do not accept book reviews or student submissions.

If a manuscript receives an offer of publication from another journal before we have reached a decision, we encourage authors to request expedited review of their submission through their account on Scholastica. Scholastica will automatically notify our editors of the expedited deadline. Due to the high volume of submissions we receive, we cannot guarantee expedited review, but we strive to honor all requests for expedited consideration.

We appreciate your interest and are happy to answer any questions at


MLR: Headnotes

Headnotes will begin reviewing essay submissions for Volume 109 on May 1, 2024. Submissions received prior to that date are welcome, but will not be reviewed until the submission period officially begins.


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.