Southwestern Law School will conclude its tenure as host of the Journal of Legal Education (JLE) with publication of the May 2014 issue. The editors have accepted all the articles they can publish through that issue.
A new host school has not yet been named. However, authors who would like to their articles to be considered by the next hosting school may send them to firstname.lastname@example.org, taking care to follow the submission instructions below. Southwestern will hold these submissions and transfer them to the new team of editors, once named. As a result, there could be a delay of as long as three months in evaluating new submissions.
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Authors are encouraged to submit manuscripts electronically (Word Documents preferred). Manuscripts submitted to the Journal must not be under consideration by another publication. Citation style should conform to the most recent edition of A Uniform System of Citation, published by the Harvard Law Review Association, except that the citations of books and monographs should include publisher as well as date of publication. Manuscripts over fifty pages will be reviewed with particular care to determine whether such length is warranted.
In addition to scholarly monographs, the Journal welcomes short submissions (under 10 pages) for the following occasional features: "At the Lectern," describing new or unusual classroom techniques instructors have found particularly effective; "Legends of the Legal Academy," profiling law teachers whose lessons, teaching style and scholarship have left or are leaving an enduring imprint on their students, their institutions and the profession; and "Dialogue," offering scholars the opportunity to respond to research published in a recent issue of the Journal of Legal Education, expanding on that research, for instance, by asking new questions or applying findings in new contexts.
Submissions containing images must also be accompanied by separate, stand-alone files; the image file names should be labeled to match the figure/image numbers displayed in the manuscript (e.g., image1.jpg). Images may be .jpg, .tif or .eps. Grayscale mode is preferred, but all images must be at least 300 dpi resolution. Final image inclusion is at the discretion of the Editorial Board.
Manuscripts will be preliminarily screened by the Journal's editorial staff. Depending on the outcome of that process, submissions may then be sent to an appropriate scholar for double-blind review. Because our publication queue is long, manuscripts accepted for publication may not appear in print for up to a year following acceptance.
The views expressed in the Journal are those of the authors and should not be attributed to the Association, the institutions with which the authors are affiliated, or the editors.
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