Oregon Law Review was founded in 1921 by the faculty at the University of Oregon School of Law. It is the oldest continuously published law journal in the Pacific Northwest and has been run by students since 1967.
Contributors to the Review have included scholars, practitioners, judges, and even Justices of the US Supreme Court. With each issue we publish, the Oregon Law Review staff seeks to advance legal scholarship with innovative, top-quality articles.
Now in its 100th year, the Review publishes two issues annually.
Members of the Oregon Law Review staff are selected based on the results of a write-on competition open to first- and second-year students. In their first year on the Review, all members serve as Staff Editors. Managing Board members are elected each year by a vote of all members.
If you have any questions regarding Oregon Law Review or the submissions process, email the Editor in Chief.
|Editor in Chief||Kaitlyn Lindaman|
|Operations Editor||Natalie Fisher|
|Notes & Comments Editor||Grace Kaesermann|
|Executive Editors||Zoë Habekost|
|Billie Jo Risheim|
|Managing Editors||Mathew Bain|
|Articles Editors||Francesco Fischer|
|Associate Editors||Ryan Costello|
|Staff Editors||Bethany Bonneville|
The Oregon Law Review generally publishes 2 times per year, with issues in the fall and spring. The subscription rate for our current volume is $35.00 per academic year. Single copies of past issues are $12.00 each, subject to availability. To subscribe to Oregon Law Review, please contact our Journal Coordinator by email or by phone at (541) 346-3844.
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Oregon Law Review's editorial staff sets itself apart through a personal approach to the editing process. Each submission will receive a thorough evaluation, a rapid turnaround, and a prompt response to each author.
2021–22 Symposium Issue
The Oregon Law Review invites submissions on the intersection of racial justice and criminal law in Oregon and across the country for the Symposium Issue of OLR's Volume 100. The OLR invites submissions from both established and emerging scholars. We also welcome submissions from practitioners, jurists, and others with special expertise on the matter.
The deadline to submit an Article or Essay is September 17, 2021. Please include a cover letter indicating your desire to submit for the Symposium Issue. Download the Call for Submissions for more information.
Oregon Law Review welcomes unsolicited manuscripts. 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 Review 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 (21st ed. 2020) and The Chicago Manual of Style (17th ed. 2017). We prefer articles under 25,000 words, including footnotes (approximately 50 law review pages). Email submissions to OLR.
Electronic submissions via Scholastica are strongly preferred. Once we receive your manuscript, you should get an email from Scholastica acknowledging your submission; you will not get 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.
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.
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 Executive and Managing Editors lead a team of experienced Associate Editors and 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.
As the second oldest continuously published law review in the West, OLR has published more than 300 separate issues covering topics of state, national, and international significance.
Digitized issues from 1921 to present are available from HeinOnline (login required).