Submit to Volume 55.1

Submissions for Volume 54.2 are now closed. Check back in winter 2019 for information about submitting to Volume 55.1.

General Requirements

We strongly prefer to receive submissions through Scholastica, 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 (20th ed. 2015). 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: 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.


Please note that we generally cannot accommodate expedite requests. You can expect to hear back from us within four weeks if your article advances to the next stage of our selection process.

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


Student Writing

The Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review is now accepting submissions for student writing for publication in Volume 54.2. We welcome pieces in the traditional law review style, case comments, critical race theory pieces, book reviews, or something entirely different.

Submission Requirements

Submissions may be in the form of a finished paper or a comprehensive proposal.

All submissions must include: 1) one half page preemption check, which includes an examination of existing literature on the topic and an explanation of what the proposal will add to such literature, and 2) a list of professors and, if applicable, comments from professors with whom you are working, or plan to work.

In addition to the above requirements, proposals must also include: 1) one half page abstract modeled after a traditional law review article abstract, which includes a thorough thesis and counterarguments, 2) one page comprehensive outline, which includes arguments and multiple sources for each section, and 3) if applicable, an expected due date for a final draft.

Submissions must NOT be more than 15,000 words, including footnotes. Submissions will be anonymized, so do not include your name or any identifying information in the body of your paper.

Please submit your proposal to with the subject “Student Writing Proposal” by Monday, October 22, 2018. You will receive email confirmation of our receipt of your submission.

Please stop by our info session on Thursday, October 18, from 12:00 to 12:45 PM. Lunch will be provided.

Updated October 9, 2018.