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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Northwestern Law Review exclusive submissions

Northwestern University Law Review has instituted a system of exclusive submissions for the upcoming cycle. Authors can submit exclusively until January 28 and will receive a response by February 17. It is a good way to get a jump on the submissions cycle. Full details on submissions here.

Posted by Howard Wasserman on December 28, 2016 at 10:58 AM in Howard Wasserman, Law Review Review, Teaching Law | Permalink


Anyone receive an rejection yet? Any I regarding when rejections have been sent out by Northwestern during prior exclusive submission windows? All at once at the end, rolling, etc.?

Posted by: Anonymoose | Jan 14, 2018 3:46:03 PM

Thanks for the answer. My hunch is Northwestern is tired of being screeners for HYS and is using this to lock down a few top authors who either don't want to play the game or need something published fast. The promise of quick publication seems to be aimed directly at faculty facing tenure deadlines.

I must admit I laughed at their guarantee that every article submitted during this time will receive Articles Board consideration. Law reviews have so little respect for authors now that they're openly lying to us. I'll probably still submit, though.

Posted by: YesterdayIKilledAMammoth | Dec 29, 2016 11:12:59 PM

Why, this very question is addressed in the "Guide for (and by) the Perplexed"! Free to you during this holiday season. And also afterwards, because who would pay for advice that bad?

Posted by: BDG | Dec 29, 2016 6:45:20 PM

Real question. Other than being assured of a definite response date and getting to avoid the Scholastica fee, has anybody ever noticed an advantage to submitting during exclusive periods?

Posted by: YesterdayIKilledAMammoth | Dec 28, 2016 8:39:09 PM

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