Stetson Law Review - Submitting Articles

Stetson Law Review Call for Papers

Non-student Works

Stetson Law Review 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 48, but will be accepting articles for Volume 49 in September 2018.

If you are interested in submitting an article or essay for consideration for Volume 49, please submit your draft via ExpressO or Scholastica. If you have any questions, please email 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—two Open Issues, Symposium Issue, and Local Government Issue (Florida law)—and you may be eligible for membership in the organization!

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.

If you believe your article meets these publication standards, please email an MS Word-formatted copy of your article to by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 22, 2019. Late submissions will not be accepted. The Publication Committee will review each of the submissions and make a final decision by April 13, 2019. We will contact you regarding the status of your article no later than April 16, 2019.

Thank you for your interest, and we look forward to reading your submissions. If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Moretz, Executive Editor, at

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 one Senior Associate who votes to select Stetson Law student articles for publication.

The Executive Editor assigns each submission an annonymous number. Each committee member reviews the submissions and completes grading rubrics for each—looking at timeliness of the topic, qualify of citations, depth of supporting footnotes, and strength of the 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 the committee members discuss the articles and decide to which student Authors they will extend offers for publication.

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