Submission of Manuscripts

The Wisconsin Law Review accepts submissions exclusively via the Scholastica online submission service. The Wisconsin Law Review is currently accepting submissions.

The Wisconsin Law Review is pleased to announce our upcoming issue “New Voices in Scholarship,” to be published in the fall as Volume 2020, Number 4. We will begin accepting submissions for “New Voices in Scholarship” on January 6, 2020. Ideal articles will be 15,000 words in length. Ideal candidates will be authors with a law degree who either: (1) have never been published, or (2) were published for the first time within the last five years. If you would like to be considered for “New Voices in Scholarship,” please say so in your cover letter and include a brief overview of any prior published work, with dates of publication.

The Wisconsin Law Review Forward accepts submissions through the Scholastica online submission service. We also accept submissions through our Online Submission Page. We are currently accepting submissions to the Forward.

Expedited Review

Expedited requests for Wisconsin Law Review are accepted exclusively through Scholastica. Generally, we require seven (7) days’ notice to conduct an expedited review, although we may need longer depending upon the number of requests.

Manuscript Guidelines

The Wisconsin Law Review seeks articles that address timely and relevant legal topics of state, national or international significance. Text and citations must conform to The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th ed. 2015) and the Chicago Manual of Style (16th ed. 2010). The Wisconsin Law Review gives preference to articles of 30,000 words or less, including text and footnotes.

The Wisconsin Law Review does not accept submissions from law students enrolled at other schools. Space for student-authored works is reserved for Wisconsin Law Review Members, and current University of Wisconsin Law School students. Wisconsin Law Review Forward accepts and welcomes student submissions that conform to its standard submission criteria.

For information regarding Wisconsin Law Review Forward manuscript guidelines, please visit our Online Submissions Page.

Additional Information

Further print publication questions should be directed to Donnie Malchow, Senior Articles Editor.

Further online publication questions should be direct to Kelly McGraw, Senior Forward Editor.