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Vol. 58.1

Article submissions for Volume 58.1 are currently being accepted through February 13, 2022.


Professor or legal practitioner with a J.D. or more;

  • Current SJD student;
  • Current LLM student who has practiced law professionally as an attorney or equivalent;

Submit under student writing submissions if you meet the following criteria:

  • Current JD student;
  • Current LLM student who has not yet practiced law professionally

Current students of law outside the aforementioned (i.e undergraduates) are ineligible for publication in CR-CL.

If your piece is co-written by authors of different statuses,(e.g. Professor and student), please complete this form and we will advise you further.


General Requirements

We prefer to receive submissions through Scholastica, though we also accept submissions via e-mail at We encourage any authors for whom submission through Scholastica might be a financial burden to submit via email. No preferential weight will be given to either method of submission during the selection process. Please submit your article along with a cover letter and a current CV, and then fill out our mandatory demographics form, available here. Footnotes should comply with The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation. In addition, we strongly encourage authors to submit manuscripts of fewer than 30,000 words, including footnotes.

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.

Submission Timeline

Please note that we generally cannot accommodate expedited 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? Contact us at

Student Writing

We are accepting submissions for student writing for publication in Volume 58.1 from February 7 through March 11. We welcome pieces by students from all law schools written in the traditional law review style, or as case comments, critical race theory pieces, book reviews, or something entirely different. Submissions may be in the form of a finished paper or a comprehensive proposal. Submissions are due by March 11, 2022 at 11:59pm EST. Please note the submission process for student authors is a separate process from other authors. Please submit your proposal to

Student Requirements

All submissions must include a cover letter containing: 1) a 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, 2) a list of professors and, if applicable, comments from professors with whom you are working, or plan to work, and 3) a list of sources you relied on.


Cover letters must also include 1) a one half-page abstract modeled after a traditional law review article abstract, which includes a thorough thesis and counterarguments and 2) an expected due date for a final draft if applicable.

Submission Instructions for Students

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” when the application window opens. You will receive email confirmation of receipt. More information about the student writing process is available here, and the CRCL student writing team will be hosting information sessions on the process on February 9th and 11th.

Mailing Address

Executive Articles Editor
Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review
Caspersen Student Center, Suite 2048
1585 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138
Access the Student Writing Spring 2020 informational powerpoint below to learn more about specific requirements and our selection process.