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Vol. 59.1

Article submissions for Volume 59.1 are now open! We look forward to reviewing your submissions.


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

(1) We prefer to receive submissions through Scholastica. However, we also encourage any authors for whom submission through Scholastica might be a financial burden to submit via email to No preferential weight will be given to either method of submission during the selection process.

(2) Please submit your article and current CV. Footnotes should comply with The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (21st ed. 2020). Authors must submit manuscripts of less than 30,000 words, including footnotes.

(3) Please complete this mandatory form along with your submission. CR-CL will not review submissions from authors who have not completed this form.


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

Submissions are open until February 13, 2023. Questions or concerns? You can contact us at

Student Writing

We are accepting submissions for student writing for publication in Volume 59.1 from February 7 through March 12. 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 12, 2023 at 11:59pm EST. Please note the submission process for student authors is a separate process from other authors. Please submit your proposal to, and complete this mandatory form with the submission. Slides explaining the process can be found here.


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 Note- Vol 59.1,” and complete this mandatory form with the submission. You will receive email confirmation of receipt.

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.