Thank you for your interest in submitting an article to the Stanford Journal of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. We have closed submissions for Volume XIV. Submissions will open for Volume XV in February 2018.

General Information:

The Stanford Journal of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties invites legal professionals to submit manuscripts for publication. We publish two issues each academic year, in February and June.

Please submit all manuscripts through ExpressO or directly to Please include a current CV/resume. Including an abstract or cover letter is helpful but not required.

Footnotes should comply with The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (Columbia Law Review Ass’n et. al. eds., 20th ed. 2015). Manuscripts should not exceed 45,000 words, including footnotes.

If your manuscript requires expedited review, please let us know.  We will do our best to review your manuscript in a timely fashion.

If you have any questions, please contact SJCRCL’s Volume XIV Editor-in-Chief and Articles Editors at

Vol. XIV Editor-in-Chief: Melissa Cornell

Vol. XIV Articles Editors: Parker Cragg, Megan Koushik, Mark Krass, Peter Vogel

Student Notes:

We only publish student note manuscripts written by Stanford Law School students or alumni who have graduated within the past two years.

Our student notes range from about 7,500-15,000 words (including footnotes). Citations should conform to The Bluebook.  We accept submissions in their original form (i.e., double-spaced Word documents), but we appreciate when students put notes into journal format.

Students will be notified throughout the year about upcoming student note calls. Submissions as well as any questions about the student note process should be emailed to our Student Note Editor at