Stetson Law Review - Submitting Articles

Stetson Law Review Call for Papers

Non-student Works

Stetson Law Review (SLR) is a general, student-edited law review which seeks to publish original articles or essays on any legal topic. SLR is no longer accepting articles for Volume 49, but we will begin accepting articles for Volume 50 in September 2019.

If you are interested in submitting an article or essay for consideration for Volume 50, please submit your draft via ExpressO or Scholastica. If you have any questions, please email [email protected]. We look forward to reading your submissions.

Authors seeking publication must submit manuscripts with footnotes in Microsoft Word format. Footnotes should follow The ALWD Citation Manual: A Professional System of Citation, published by Aspen Law & Business.

Student Works

Stetson Law Review assumes no responsibility for the return of manuscripts. Although SLR generally grants great deference to an author's work, it retains the right to determine the final published form of every article. As a matter of policy, SLR encourages the use of gender-neutral and race-neutral language.

SLR is currently accepting student-authored works for publication! SLR welcomes the submission of student articles of substantial legal merit that meet the guidelines described below. If you are selected, your article will be published in one of our four publications—our Open Issue, two Symposium Issues (Health Law & Bioethics), and Local Government Issue (Florida law).

All articles submitted for consideration by the Publication Committee should present strong legal arguments and must provide ample support for them. SLR is a “citation-heavy” journal, meaning each of the Author's assertions should be supported by an appropriate source. Articles should be 35–55 double-spaced pages and must contain footnotes. Citations should adhere to either the ALWD or Bluebook citation manual.

All submissions should also include a cover sheet, in which the Author should contextualize their work for the Committee. This cover sheet should briefly state the work's legal or practical significance that merits its publication. The cover sheet should also detail how the work differs from, and adds to, other published works written on similar topics.

If you believe your work meets these publication standards, please email an MS Word-formatted copy of your Note, Comment, or Article, along with a cover sheet containing the aforementioned components, to [email protected] by 5 p.m. on Friday, October 18, 2019. Late submissions will not be accepted. The Publication Committee will review each of the submissions and make a final decision by November 23, 2019. We will contact you regarding the status of your article no later than November 26, 2019.

Thank you for your interest, and we look forward to reading your submissions. If you have any questions, please contact Brian Remler, Executive Editor, at [email protected].

Legal Notices

Except as otherwise provided, the Stetson Law Review has provided permission for copies of each article, comment, and note in this publication, including limited waivers of authors who retain their copyrights, provided that:

  • copies are distributed at or below cost;
  • author and journal are identified;
  • proper notice of copyright is affixed to each copy.

The Stetson Law Review reserves all other rights.

The Stetson Law Review does not grant permission to reprint any article in any of our issues for the purpose of sale.

The views expressed in published material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the policies or opinions of the Stetson Law Review, its editors and staff, or Stetson University College of Law.

How the Publication Committee Selects Articles

The Publication Committee meets twice a year to review student-authored works that have been submitted for consideration to be published. The Committee is comprised of the Editor in Chief, the Executive Editor, the Notes & Comments Editors, and multiple Senior Associates who vote to select student articles for publication.

The Executive Editor assigns each submission an anonymous number. Each committee member reviews the submissions and completes grading rubrics for each—looking at timeliness of the topic, quality of citations, depth of supporting footnotes, and strength of legal argument. The Executive Editor averages all of the grades for each submission. Grading is completed in advance of the in-person Publication Committee meeting, where Committee members discuss the articles and decide to which student Authors they will extend offers for publication.

The number of offers extended will vary depending on the amount of (non-student) articles that have already been slotted for publication. There is usually space for a maximum of two student-authored works in each publication.