The Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review invites authors from throughout the legal community (academics, practitioners, judges, etc.) to submit unsolicited manuscripts for publication. Beginning January 26, 2015, we are accepting submissions for Volume 51. We expect to choose articles for Issue 51.1 as soon as possible and articles for Issue 51.2 starting in August.

General Requirements

We strongly prefer to receive submissions through ExpressO, though we also accept submissions via e-mail at

Please submit your article along with a cover letter and a current CV. Footnotes should comply with The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (19th ed. 2010). In addition, we strongly encourage authors to submit manuscripts of less than 30,000 words, including footnotes.

Special Requirements for Empirical Submissions

If your manuscript contains empirical analysis, please indicate this fact in the title or subject line of your submission by including the word “empirical.” This expedites our review process for empirical submissions.

We also ask that you: 1) describe your methodology in detail, 2) describe how your data was collected,  3) include a statement of Institutional Review Board approval (if applicable), and 4) submit sufficient information to allow your analysis and conclusions to be independently confirmed.

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Please note that we generally cannot accommodate expedite requests.

Questions? You can contact us at or by using the contact form below.

Mailing address:
Executive Articles Editor
Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review
Caspersen Student Center Suite 2048
1585 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138

Updated January 26, 2015

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