GENERAL SUBMISSIONS

 

To increase both the efficiency and effectiveness of our article review process, SMU Law Review Forum accepts electronic submissions via Scholastica, ExpressO, and email. Submissions delivered by mail will not be considered, except as reflected below.

Authors
SMU Law Review Forum welcomes article submissions from judges, professors, practitioners, and law clerks, but does not accept submissions from current law students. We publish on a rolling basis.

Format
Times 11 or larger font is required for all submissions. Additionally, submissions must contain footnote, not endnote, citations that conform to The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation or, when appropriate, The Greenbook: Texas Rules of StyleThe SMU Law Review Forum does not accept submissions longer than 15,000 words (except in extraordinary circumstances), and seeks to publish articles between 3,000 and 6,000 words. If you are interested in publishing a longer work, please consider submitting to the SMU Law Review or the Journal of Air Law and Commerce.

All submissions should include (1) a resume or curriculum vitae for the author, (2) an abstract on a separate page, and (3) a copy of the manuscript.

Expedited Review
Due to the nature of the short-form articles the SMU Law Review Forum publishes, review of most submissions will occur within one week. 

Questions
Questions regarding submissions policies should be directed to the Forum Executive Editor, Christopher Thomson, at smulraforum@smu.edu.

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