The Washington and Lee Law Review Online accepts submissions for three types of articles:

  1. Developments: this category includes commentaries and articles written on current events in the law, major case law developments, or related topics that would be of interest to the legal community (typically 3,000 to 7,000 words in length).
  2. Responses: this category includes commentaries and articles written in response to articles or comments published in the current volume of the Washington and Lee Law Review print edition or articles published by Washington and Lee University School of Law faculty (typically 2,000 to 5,000 words in length).
  3. Roundtables: this category includes commentaries and articles written in response to the latest “Roundtable” topic selected by the editors of the Online Edition (typically 2,000 to 4,000 words in length).

Submissions Criteria

The Editorial Board of the Washington and Lee Law Review Online invites legal scholars and practitioners to submit articles, essays, and commentary on areas of the law that are currently of interest to the legal profession. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year. Student-written works are not accepted. All submissions should be labeled with their intended submission category—Responses, Roundtables, or Developments—and in length should ideally be within the word count range indicated above for each respective category.

The Washington and Lee Law Review Online editors will make occasional calls for publication of articles, essays, and commentary to appear in the “Roundtable” portion of the Online Edition. All articles submitted in response to this call for publication should indicate that they are intended as responses to the call for publication and should meet any special criteria posted on the call page. If you wish to propose a topic for the “Roundtable” portion of the Online Edition, please contact the Online Development Editors for more information.

Please contact the editors of the Washington and Lee Law Review Online at lawreview@wlu.edu with any submissions or questions.