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Vol. 56.2


Article submissions for our Volume 56.2 symposia are currently being accepted through September 28, 2020. We welcome submissions related to homelessness and labor in the digital economy.


General Requirements

We 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, and then fill out our mandatory demographics form, available here. 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.



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 56.2 between September 14 and October 11, 2020. We welcome pieces by Harvard Law School students 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.


General Requirements

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.



Proposals must also include 1) 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

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 spring 2020 student writing process is available here.

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.