Submissions

The William & Mary Law Review publishes six issues per year: October, November, December, March, April, and May. The Law Review publishes scholarship on a wide range of legal and public policy issues. The majority of works published in the William & Mary Law Review are selected from unsolicited submissions. The Law Review receives and reviews approximately 1800 submissions each year. Great care is taken to publish each issue on time, and the Law Review takes pride in the fact that it has done so consistently for the past several years.

Submissions

Beginning in early February, the Articles Committee considers submissions for the volume that will be published the following academic year. The committee reviews all articles and essays it receives until the volume is full.

In addition to submitting a manuscript, the Review encourages authors to submit a cover letter or an abstract of the article, a word count, and any other information the author believes useful for our consideration.

The Notes section of the William & Mary Law Review is reserved for the journal's own membership. The Law Review does not consider any other submissions from current law students.

Electronic submissions must be sent through ExpressO. We will not accept emailed submissions.

Hard copy submissions can be sent to:

By mail:

  • Senior Articles Editor
  • William & Mary Law Review
  • William & Mary School of Law
  • P.O. Box 8795
  • Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795

By Federal Express/UPS:

  • Senior Articles Editor
  • William & Mary Law Review
  • William & Mary School of Law
  • 613 South Henry Street
  • Williamsburg, Virginia 23185
  • Phone: (757) 221-3860

Expedited Review

If you would like to request an expedited review of your article, please send an email request with your name, your article title, your deadline, and your contact information to wmlawrev@gmail.com. Although we will try to review each request, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to review your article in the time provided.

Please direct any questions that you have to the attention of the Senior Articles Editor.