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The Vanderbilt Law Review publishes six issues per year, in January, March, April, May, October, and November. The Law Review welcomes submissions of both articles and essays. Book reviews are published in Vanderbilt Law Review En Banc. We publish a symposium issue every other year, but we do not accept outside submissions for symposia.

The Law Review welcomes articles and essays on a wide range of legal topics, and we give serious consideration to every submission made. Authors should, however, realize that the overwhelming majority of our published articles are by law professors. Moreover, we do not publish student-written articles. The Law Review publishes at most 18 articles each year, and in the past few years has received more than 2,000 submissions per year.


The Vanderbilt Law Review is not currently accepting submissions. Submissions will resume in August 2014. If you have any questions about submission, please contact the Senior Articles Editor, Jean Xiao, at jean.y.xiao@vanderbilt.edu. Thank you for your continued interest in Vanderbilt Law Review.

Other Submissions

Vanderbilt Law Review En Banc considers Essays, Responses, and book reviews throughout the year — please see the En Banc page for more details.