UDC Law Review Activism Meets Scholarship
UDC Law Review
Activism Meets Scholarship

Call for Submissions

General Information

The UDC Law Review invites article submissions for the 2021-2022 issue. Submissions should be relevant to current trends in social justice. The Law Review welcomes articles from professors, practitioners, and other scholars on all topics that address Structural Discrimination.

About the UDC Law Review

The UDC Law Review aspires to serve the legal community by raising awareness of important legal issues of social concern. Due to its unique position as the journal for the only public law school in the District of Columbia, the UDC Law Review takes pride in publishing articles which address legal issues concerning the District of Columbia, the National Capital Region, and the United States. UDC Law Review 2021-2022 will: (1) highlight the historical connection between laws and policies and current structural discrimination in the United States; and (2) identify the changes needed in various areas of law and policy including, but not limited to: housing, medical, criminal & juvenile justice, mass incarceration, education, and more. Our goal is to create change and equity for Black and Brown people.

Downloadable copies of past issues can be found on UDC Law’s Digital Commons.


The UDC Law Review is currently accepting article submissions on a rolling basis. The UDC Law Review will accept submissions until the issue is filled, and the issue will be published in Spring 2022.


Font, Formatting, and Style

All submissions should be formatted with 1” margins on all sides. Please use 12-point Times New Roman font for the main text and 10-point Times New Roman font for the footnotes. Gender-neutral language is preferred.

Length Limitations

The UDC Law Review strongly prefers articles under 25,000 words in length, including text, footnotes, and appendices.

For background on this length policy, please see the joint letter issued by a group of law journals from across the United States. The current UDC Law Review Editorial Board supports efforts to improve the quality and accessibility of legal scholarship and has therefore adopted the position taken by the authors of this joint letter.

Citation Format

Please use footnotes rather than endnotes. Footnotes must conform to the latest edition of The Bluebook. Authors should be prepared to supply any cited sources upon request.


The UDC Law Review prefers electronic submissions via e-mail or Scholastica.

Microsoft Word-compatible file types (e.g., .docx, .doc, or .rtf) are preferred.

Regardless of the method of submission, please include the author’s curriculum vitae along with the manuscript.

Submissions via Email

Please e-mail the submission to: lawreview@udc.edu.

Submissions via Scholastica

Please submit through the Scholastica portal: https://udclawreview.scholasticahq.com/for-authors.

Please direct any questions regarding submission requirements to lawreview@udc.edu.

Expedited Reviews

The UDC Law Review can expedite the review of a submitted Article if the author is facing strict response deadlines by other journals that have already accepted the Article. To request an expedited review, please e-mail the Law Review at lawreview@udc.edu, and include “Request for Expedited Review: TITLE OF ARTICLE” in the subject heading. Please also provide the titles of journals that have accepted the article, as well as the deadline provided by each journal.

We look forward to your submissions!

The University of the District of Columbia Law Review
UDC David A. Clarke School of Law
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Washington, DC 20008