The Boston College Law Review ( publishes 5 issues annually. It is the oldest scholarly publication at Boston College Law School. The Review publishes a wide range of articles concerning diverse legal issues of national interest.

Submission Methods

The Boston College Law Review accepts submissions during two submission seasons annually. Beginning February 1, BCLR will accept submissions for publication in our September and November issues of the same year. Beginning July 15, BCLR will accept submissions for publication in our January, March, and May issues of the following year. In both seasons, we will accept submissions until our available publication slots are full. Check to see if we are currently accepting submissions or when we will reopen submissions.

BCLR strongly prefers submissions via Scholastica and no longer accepts submissions via ExpressO. Learn more about our Scholastica transition. If you have any questions about the online submission process, please email them to

BCLR also accepts electronic and hard copy submissions from those without access to Scholastica. Please refrain from sending duplicate e-mail submissions for articles already submitted via Scholastica. If you submit the same article both electronically and in hard copy, please indicate this in your cover letter and your e-mail.

Hard copies and other non-electronic correspondence should be addressed to:

Boston College Law School
Attn: Boston College Law Review
885 Centre Street
Newton, MA 02459-1163

Further Guidelines

Please submit the following items along with your article:

  1. Cover letter that references the article’s title, briefly describes the article, and contains the author’s name, affiliation, and full contact information (including phone number and e-mail address); and
  2. Resume, bio, or brief curriculum vitae.

For electronic submissions, we prefer Microsoft Word format, but will also accept documents in WordPerfect or Adobe Acrobat formats. For other formats, please inquire before submitting.

We do not publish articles by law students currently enrolled at other schools. We reserve space for student-authored works in our volumes for our own students’ work.

Expedited Review

If your article has received a formal offer of publication from another journal, we will make every effort to comply with a request for expedited review.

Again, please use Scholastica’s expedited review function for such requests. You may, however, direct any questions regarding an expedited review to with the phrase “expedited review” in the subject line.

If you are requesting an expedited review, we require all of the following information:

  1. Your name and contact information;
  2. The title of your article;
  3. The source of the competing offer(s); and
  4. Your deadline.

More Questions About Submitting to BCLR?

John Gordon runs the academic journals program at the law school. General review information or questions regarding article submissions, permission to reprint, subscription information, and purchasing back issues may be directed to John at the following: phone (617) 552-8557; fax (617) 552-4098; or e-mail