The Duke Law Journal invites submissions of articles and essays making important, original contributions to legal scholarship. Comments, case notes, and book reviews will be considered on a limited basis. The Duke Law Journal does not publish student notes from non-Duke students. Manuscripts should conform to The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (21st ed. 2020). Authors are encouraged to also conform to the Chicago Manual of Style (17th ed. 2017). Manuscripts can be submitted through Scholastica or directly to the Duke Law Journal via email during submission periods. Submission periods typically take place February-March and July-August. Manuscripts submitted directly to the Duke Law Journal should be accompanied by a cover letter including the author’s name, address, telephone number, electronic mail address, and the title of the manuscript.
Volume 72 (2022-2023) is now closed for print submissions and will not be taking submissions in July/August. However, Duke Law Journal Online is still accepting submissions on a rolling basis for Volume 72. See below for more information.
For Duke Law Journal Online Submissions, please email all manuscripts to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions do not need to be anonymized.
The online department will review submissions on a rolling basis throughout the year until all slots for Volume 72 are filled. As of June 6, 2022, Volume 72 is no longer currently accepting submissions for the online portion of our volume to be published in Fall 2022. We expect, however, to reopen the submission window sometime this fall to select articles for online publication in Spring 2023. This page will be updated when we are accepting submissions.