Submissions - University of Pennsylvania Law Review Online
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Submissions for Volume 169, to be published in the 2020-2021 academic year, will be accepted beginning in Spring 2020. The University of Pennsylvania Law Review Online is still accepting submissions. For more information, please see "Online Submissions" below.


--> Submissions should include a word count at the top of the manuscript, an abstract and the author's CV. It is the policy of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review Online to prioritize submissions containing zip files of all cited sources.

Responses   Open

Online responses to Articles should be submitted to the University of Pennsylvania Law Review Online at editor@pennlawreview.com. We prefer Responses that do not exceed 4,500 words within the main text, and 2,000 words within the footnotes.


Debates   Open

Interested debaters should submit a list of debate participants and a topic to the University of Pennsylvania Law Review Online at editor@pennlawreview.com. Debates are comprised of an opening statement, a rebuttal, and closing statements by each side. The length of each submission is expected to be one to two times the length of an average opinion/editorial newspaper article (i.e., 1,000-2,000 words), and without footnotes.


Essays   Open

Essays should be submitted to the University of Pennsylvania Law Review Online at editor@pennlawreview.com. We prefer essays that do not exceed 4,500 words within the main text, and 2,000 words within the footnotes.


Submissions for the Public Interest Essay Competition should be submitted to the online submission portal. For more information about the Public Interest Essay Competition, please click here.