The Hastings Law Journal gladly considers unsolicited manuscripts by members of the legal community. The Journal reviews submissions two times a year, in February–March and August, which is exclusively online through Scholastica. Please submit your manuscript online via Scholastica. In addition to articles, the Journal welcomes essays, speeches, responses, and other forms of scholarly publications.
The Hastings Law Journal is no longer accepting submissions for Volume 70. Please also note the Journal will no longer be giving automatic reprints, however, we will work with you to order them through our publisher.
The Hastings Law Journal currently is not accepting submissions for Volume 71 (2019-2020) through Scholastica. Please check back later for further information.
- Submissions should be double-spaced and typewritten with citations in either footnote or endnote style. We prefer articles that are under 30,000 words, including text and footnotes – approximately 60 law review pages.
- Citations should conform to The Bluebook (20th ed. 2015).
- All submissions should be accompanied by a CV, cover letter, and a brief abstract. All necessary contact information should also be included.
To request an expedited review during business hours, please do so on Scholastica or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Expedite requests should include the author’s name, the title of the article, the name(s) of the offering journal(s), and the deadline date.
For assistance regarding an ongoing communication with our Articles staff, please contact them at email@example.com.
Executive Articles Editor, Volume 71, Kelsey Constantin