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Monday, January 26, 2015

Submission angsting: Spring 2015

The submission window is just about to open and we await Redyip's semi-annual return-- some journals already have announced they are accepting submissions. So let the angsting commence.

If you are an author or law review editor and want to share information about your submission experience to the law reviews, this is the place to do it. If you have questions about the process, this is the place to do it. Feel free to use the comments to share your information (and gripes or praise) about which journals you have heard from, which you have not, etc. Have at it. And do it reasonably nicely, pretty please.

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There is a new angsting thread. Please continue there...

Posted by: Anoff | Aug 5, 2015 2:30:44 PM

Another Cornell ding without an expedite. Silence everywhere else. Submitted top-70 journals between July 30 and August 3.

Posted by: junior.prof | Aug 5, 2015 8:42:16 AM

Another Cornell ding-sans-expedite here.

Posted by: Guest | Aug 4, 2015 8:37:42 PM

Nope, no expedite for the Cornell ding...

Posted by: Anonymouse | Aug 4, 2015 8:16:52 PM

Submitted two weeks ago (T-100). Complete silence so far. No offers and no rejections. Strange!

Posted by: miramex | Aug 4, 2015 8:07:27 PM

Anonymouse--Was that rejection from Cornell off an expedite?

Posted by: anon | Aug 4, 2015 7:46:04 PM

Cornell and Wisconsin dings. Several T100 offers, of which I've released all but two. Things are definitely moving.

Posted by: andonandon | Aug 4, 2015 11:28:14 AM

Cornell ding.

Posted by: Anonymouse | Aug 4, 2015 9:22:41 AM

Cornell ding.

Posted by: Anonymouse | Aug 4, 2015 9:22:36 AM

Cornell ding.

Posted by: Anonymouse | Aug 4, 2015 9:22:34 AM

Cornell ding.

Posted by: Anonymouse | Aug 4, 2015 9:22:28 AM

Yale ding.

Posted by: pichy | Aug 4, 2015 7:58:24 AM

It's probably about time for a Fall angsting thread...

Posted by: Lol | Aug 3, 2015 10:14:04 AM

Thoughts on the Harvard Journal on Legislation, and specifically how you'd compare it to a general law review? In other words, would you consider it to be analogous to a T30? T50? T75?

Trying to decide where to submit a piece. Thanks!

Posted by: Anonymouse | Aug 3, 2015 8:42:50 AM

Submitted Monday through Wednesday this week to most of the T40 that were accepting submissions.

Posted by: Anonymoose | Aug 1, 2015 11:11:16 PM

I submitted on 7/28. Pretty active so far, actually. A few specialty journal offers and two T100 offers. I also got the Virginia ding today.

Posted by: andonandon | Aug 1, 2015 6:18:14 PM

I got rejected from Virgina a week ago. Submitted early (7/20). Nothing since that. Seems like the process only starts next week.

Posted by: pichy | Aug 1, 2015 6:03:42 PM

I heard back from tier3 only so far

Posted by: ioi | Aug 1, 2015 4:59:30 PM

No word from any journals here. When did you submit, Anonymous?

Posted by: anon | Aug 1, 2015 4:21:30 PM

Anyone hearing from any journals yet? A Texas ding to start my season...

Posted by: Anonymouse | Aug 1, 2015 4:06:30 PM

New please! !!

Posted by: ioi | Jul 30, 2015 4:24:13 PM

Yes, new angsting thread, please!

Posted by: anon | Jul 28, 2015 12:26:05 PM

It's probably about time for a Fall angsting thread...

Posted by: Anonymoose | Jul 26, 2015 8:59:35 AM

Not yet, anonymoose, but I'm obviously thinking about it and stalking this page to see if anyone else has!

Posted by: anon | Jul 25, 2015 12:43:51 PM

Anyone submitted yet for the fall cycle?

Posted by: Anonymoose | Jul 25, 2015 8:25:01 AM

Any suggestions for a first-timer about where to submit? I just graduated from a T14 law school where I was an editor of law review and top of my class. I will be clerking for a COA judge this fall, but I would love to break into academia at some point. I know its a long shot, but any help would be appreciated!

Posted by: RecentGrad | Jun 25, 2015 11:36:43 AM

I'm done. Accepted the third offer on my article, with a T100.

Posted by: NotProf | Apr 25, 2015 12:53:01 PM

Same here. T50 offer.

Posted by: anoff | Apr 21, 2015 8:18:03 PM

Well, butter my butt and call me a biscuit. T50 offer.

Posted by: persephone | Apr 21, 2015 7:45:09 PM

t75 flagship offer.

Posted by: anon_fellow | Apr 18, 2015 7:11:02 PM

Anon April 8 - you mentioned a full board review on Cardozo. Well?....

Posted by: wishes | Apr 16, 2015 3:26:34 PM

I am anon 10:01, i am wondering to know if people know wether IP journals from Harvard, Yale, Stanford and Michigan are still reviewing at all. Thank you.

Posted by: anon | Apr 15, 2015 11:47:17 AM

T20 ip specialty offer

William and Mary ding

Posted by: anon | Apr 15, 2015 10:01:23 AM

I hear you, Realistic. Not holding my breath, but wondering if the chance is 0% or 2% at this point. I am still scratching my head as to why a given journal will affirmatively ding some people and tacitly ding others by ignoring them.

Posted by: Junior Prof | Apr 13, 2015 3:49:21 PM

Wake up call.

Basically, the chances of receiving an offer from such journals at the moment (U. CHI., VA, Penn) are - 0. I can only assume that you (and I) will just be totally ignored, or soon receive an interesting message of "we no longer accept submissions bla bla resubmit in 2071".

Posted by: Realistic | Apr 13, 2015 2:23:24 PM

Any intel on which top journals are still reviewing? I still have not heard from Chicago, Penn, Virginia, NW, Wash U., or USC.

Posted by: Junior Prof | Apr 13, 2015 12:44:07 PM

Texas is closed. Emory is closed.

I released two T100 offers last week.

No problem in submitting too widely, I just only like to submit to places where I'd accept, which is apparently a smaller group of journals than I thought when I started this process.

Posted by: persephone | Apr 13, 2015 11:33:00 AM

Nw - ding. Columbia - closed.

Posted by: Depressed | Apr 12, 2015 4:32:30 AM

I cut an offer loose from Wash U. I also cut off a full board review at USC.

Posted by: anonanu | Apr 11, 2015 4:22:54 PM

I'm done. I did cut loose a top 25 offer this week, but I'm pretty sure they just aren't going to fill the spot until August. I never heard from Iowa, Emory, Wash U, Chicago, or the #2 specialty journal in my area. I originally submitted 3/2.

Posted by: Magnolia | Apr 11, 2015 12:26:09 PM

Has anyone cut an offer of offers loose in the last week or so? If so, would you mind mentioning the journal. Would be nice to know the journals with some recent holes to fill.

Posted by: Trading up? | Apr 11, 2015 8:09:43 AM

Has anyone cut an offer of offers loose in the last week or so? If so, would you mind mentioning the journal. Would be nice to know the journals with some recent holes to fill.

Posted by: Trading up? | Apr 11, 2015 8:09:39 AM

Aoff - I submitted yesterday as well. I think we probably have one more week where law students will be looking. After that, they will mostly be in exam mode. If we don't hit, there will be journals looking again in May.

Posted by: April | Apr 11, 2015 8:07:28 AM

persephone, sorry to hear that your angsting month hasn't gone as well as hoped (yet). What is the problem with submitting too widely? Never really considered there being a downside.

Posted by: b school prof | Apr 10, 2015 9:44:49 PM

I submitted a paper today. This will be a nice experiment.

Posted by: anoff | Apr 10, 2015 5:33:23 PM

Good luck, persephone! Here's hoping for a great offer coming to you today!

Posted by: ip question | Apr 10, 2015 11:53:26 AM

I'm hoping for a Friday acceptance.

Apparently, I submitted too widely, and am getting advice to retitle, rework, and resubmit if I can't crack the T50. These guys have more faith in my work than I do. They might have told me this before I submitted more widely.

So, I really want an acceptance today, because it would suck if this month of angsting is for naught.

Posted by: persephone | Apr 10, 2015 10:52:28 AM

Ding from Emory. 3/2 submission. 4/8 expedite.

Posted by: Magnolia | Apr 9, 2015 9:23:11 AM

Berkeley tech journal is still making offers

Posted by: anon | Apr 8, 2015 7:13:43 PM

@justanotheripfellow: I heard from Stanford but not the Harvard, Yale or Berkeley journals, over pretty much the same time frame (mid-March to early April). I did talk to someone who had a piece accepted in early February by Berkeley's tech journal.

Posted by: yet another ip anon | Apr 8, 2015 5:30:28 PM

@justanotheripfellow: I never heard anything from any of HYS/Berkeley tech journals. My article was out from 3/16 to 4/6 and had several expedites.

Posted by: ip question | Apr 8, 2015 3:32:27 PM

Yes, peer review journals review on a rolling basis. It usually takes about 6-8 weeks to hear from them. Even then, you might get a revise-and-resubmit so the process is pretty long.

Posted by: SL | Apr 8, 2015 3:30:17 PM

Do the peer-reviewed journals have a submission "season"? Or do they review articles continuously on a rolling basis? If I submit to the Journal of Legal Studies during the summer, how long does it take to hear back?

Posted by: anon | Apr 8, 2015 3:23:37 PM

Are people hearing from the law and tech specialties at all? I've heard no answers of any kind from any of the top law and tech journals.

Posted by: justanotheripfellow | Apr 8, 2015 1:19:34 PM

@Magnolia - I'm 12:08 anon. Hope springs eternal! Thanks for the anecdote.

Posted by: anon | Apr 8, 2015 12:54:56 PM

Anon 12:08, I received full board review at Cardozo last year and received an offer over two weeks later. It took an expedite to prompt them though.

Posted by: Magnolia | Apr 8, 2015 12:37:25 PM

I really struggled over whether I should accept the placement. In the end, I accepted because I just wasn't confident enough that it would ever place any better. The topic is timely now, and waiting would make it less relevant. I also think one of the biggest problems may have been my letterhead, which is unlikely to change any time soon. At least now I am free to move on to the next project.

After talking to some others, I am starting to think that law reviews don't want to see articles that challenges the conventional wisdom from a 5th tier prof. My better placed pieces were all more narrow and doctrinal, so I will turn back to that approach for my next piece.

Posted by: unranked prof | Apr 8, 2015 12:13:06 PM

11:50 anon - entirely depends on the quality of the revised piece, when you submit it, etc. Students won't remember it unless it went deep into the reviewing process at their school.

Posted by: anon | Apr 8, 2015 12:09:17 PM

I got a final board read with Cardozo a week ago, but haven't heard from them since then, so I'm assuming the worst.

Minnesota ding off a 3/1 submission and a expedite from last Friday.

Posted by: anon | Apr 8, 2015 12:08:18 PM

Northwestern ding off 3/2 submission and 4/6 expedite.

Posted by: Magnolia | Apr 8, 2015 11:27:57 AM

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