The Journal of Law Reform seeks to improve the law and its administration by providing a forum for discussion that:
- Identifies contemporary issues for reform efforts,
- Proposes concrete means to accomplish change, and
- Evaluates the impact of law reform.
In short, the Journal prefers a submission that not only describes an area of the law that warrants reform, but prescribes a means of accomplishing that reform. The Journal also welcomes multidisciplinary and empirical work as contributions to this discussion.
Types of Submissions
The Journal encourages the submission of unsolicited manuscripts for publication. While the Journal primarily looks for unsolicited articles written by law professors, judges, practitioners, and academics from other disciplines, it also welcomes submissions of unsolicited manuscripts from law students and recent law school graduates whose pieces stem from their academic work as law students. However, the Journal only accepts unsolicited student writing on a limited basis and will do so when such work is deemed to be of exceptional quality. The Journal classifies the work of students and nonprofessional recent graduates as signed "notes," rather than "articles," and accords the student author's full biographical information.
Each manuscript should be typed, double-spaced and generally conform to The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (18th ed. 2005) and The Chicago Manual of Style (15th ed. 2003). Each manuscript should be accompanied by a cover letter giving a brief overview of the manuscript and providing author contact information including name, e-mail address, phone number, and mailing address. Enclosing a résumé, a list of previous publications, and/or a vita with the submission, while not necessary, can also be helpful for the Journal's reviewers.
University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform
University of Michigan Law School
Attn: Article Editors (if an article) or Attn: Executive Note Editor (if a student note)
625 S. State Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1215
More information: here
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