Submit to OLR

Thank you for your interest in publishing in Oregon Law Review. Our editorial staff sets itself apart through a personal approach to the editing process. We promise a thorough evaluation of each submission, a rapid turnaround, and a prompt response to each author.

Unsolicited Manuscripts

Oregon Law Review welcomes unsolicited manuscripts. We also publish Notes and Comments by Oregon Law student editors. We publish many articles submitted by scholars and practitioners unaffiliated with the University of Oregon School of Law. We encourage an array of cutting-edge scholarly work. We also publish Notes and Comments by Oregon Law student editors. We seek well-written and carefully edited articles on legal issues of contemporary significance. Submissions should conform to The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th ed. 2015) and The Chicago Manual of Style (17th ed. 2017). We prefer articles under 25,000 words, including footnotes (approximately 50 law review pages). Please email submissions to

Submission Format

We strongly prefer electronic submissions via ExpressO. Once we receive your manuscript, you should receive an email indicating that ExpressO has received your article; you will not receive an email from the Oregon Law Review. (If necessary, you may email your submission to the Articles Editors.)

We request adherence to the following formatting guidelines when submitting your manuscript:

Double-spaced text
One-inch margins
Times New Roman, 12-pt. font
Complete, single-spaced footnotes

After sending your submission, please feel free to contact our Articles Editors at any time during the review process.

Review Process

We strive to set ourselves apart through our attentive approach to the review and editing process. Our Articles Editors personally review more than 1200 prospective articles each year. Factors used to evaluate submissions include contemporary relevance, novelty, and quality of writing and editing.

Offer of Publication

Authors of accepted articles will be notified with an offer as soon as possible. Once accepted, the article is prospectively placed on the publication calendar, and the author is notified of a proposed publication date. Once an author accepts an offer to publish in Oregon Law Review, we expect that author to withdraw the article from all other law reviews.

Editing Process

After an author accepts our offer of publication, we assign the article to an Executive Editor. Once the executive edit is complete, a Managing Editor takes over to ensure a technically superior final product. The Managing Editor leads a team of experienced Associate Editors and is further aided by our talented Staff Editors.

Throughout the process, the Executive and Managing Editors maintain close contact with the author. In our experience, this strong relationship between authors and editors makes the process not just efficient but also pleasant.