Submissions

Submissions to the Fordham Law Review

The Fordham Law Review is published six times a year (three times each academic semester).  At this time, the Article Selection Committee is reviewing submissions for Spring 2017.  The Fordham Law Review strongly prefers to receive submissions via Scholastica.  We will also consider hard copy submissions, but cannot accept unsolicited submissions via email.  Due to the large volume of submissions, we are unable to respond personally to each submission.

Submission Guidelines

The Fordham Law Review currently has no minimum or maximum page requirements for submissions.  The Article Selection Committee reviews all submissions and welcomes pieces in various formats, including essays and articles.  Citations should conform to the 20th edition of The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation.

Please note that we do not accept submissions from students currently pursuing a J.D. degree nor do we currently publish book reviews.

Expedited Reviews

The Law Review requires at least 48 hours to process expedited requests and strongly prefers to receive expedited requests via Scholastica.  It is not necessary to send an email advising us that you have requested an expedited review via Scholastica.  If you submitted a hard copy by regular mail and require an expedited review, please contact the Executive Articles Editor by email at sae@law.fordham.edu.  Please include your name and “Expedited Request” in the subject line.

Withdrawals

The Law Review also strongly prefers to receive withdrawal notifications via Scholastica.  It is not necessary to send us an email in addition to the Scholastica withdrawal.  If you submitted a hard copy by regular mail, please contact the Executive Articles Editor by email at sae@law.fordham.edu.  Please include your name and “Withdrawal” in the subject line.

Submit Electronically

The Fordham Law Review strongly prefers to receive submissions through Scholastica.  Please click here to submit an article via Scholastica.

Submit to Fordham Law Review

To request a submission fee waiver due to economic hardship, please email Scholastica directly at support@scholasticahq.com.

Submit by Mail

Although the Law Review strongly prefers to receive submissions via Scholastica, we will consider hard copy submissions.  To submit a piece by mail, please include a resume or CV and brief abstract with your submission and send it to:

Executive Articles Editor
Fordham Law Review
Fordham University School of Law
150 West 62nd Street
New York, NY 10023

Submissions to Res Gestae

Res Gestae, the online companion to the print Law Review,  provides a forum for scholars and practitioners to respond to articles published in the print Law Review and to comment on timely legal issues.  In accordance with the Law Review’s commitment to high quality legal scholarship, the standards for publication in Res Gestae are consistent with those for publication in the print Law Review.  Res Gestae articles are published on a rolling basis throughout the academic year.

Submissions to Res Gestae should be about 3,000 words, in Microsoft Word.docx format, with light footnotes according to the conventions found in the 20th edition of The Bluebook:  A Uniform System of Citation.  Res Gestae pieces are available online in Adobe (.pdf) format.  Please note that we do not accept submissions from students currently pursuing a J.D.

To submit a piece to Res Gestae, please email the following to our Executive Res Gestae Editor at rge@law.fordham.edu:

1) A copy of the submission,
2) A resume, CV or other biographical information, and
3) A brief abstract.

  In citing to Res Gestae pieces, we suggest the following model:

Myrna S. Raeder, History Redux: The Unheard Voices of Domestic Violence Victims, A Comment on Aviva Orenstein’s Sex, Threats and Absent Victims, 79 Fordham L. Rev. Res Gestae 21 (2011), http://fordhamlawreview.org/wp-content/uploads/assets/res-gestae/volume/79/21_Raeder.pdf.