Thank you for your interest in the Stanford Journal of Criminal Law and Policy.

We publish exclusively online and accept submissions year-round, including articles, notes, and comments. Our goal is to publish pieces that help shed light on and advance discussion of the most pressing criminal justice issues of the day. Articles should be no longer than 25,000 words (articles shorter than 20,000 words strongly preferred), including footnotes. All text and footnotes should comply with The Bluebook.

If you have any questions regarding our submissions process or your submission in particular, please contact one of our Submissions Editors, Michael Halper ( and Will Horowitz (

Please submit all manuscripts either through ExpressO, Scholastica, or directly to