SUBMISSIONS

The  Journal of Law & Public Affairs  is now accepting articles for

its third volume.

Each volume of the Journal  is centered on a unifiying theme. For Volume 1, submissions focused on answering the question: “Is Government Broken?” This year, Volume 2  was centered on the theme of “Achieving Equality and the Role of the Government.”  The theme for the upcoming Volume 3 is currently in progress and will be announced shortly.

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Electronic Article Submission

The Journal  accepts submissions through Scholastica and ExpressO accounts. All submissions should include an abstract and the author’s CV. We also encourage contributors to submit their manuscripts through our electronic submission system, preferably in Microsoft Word format. Alternatively, you may submit a hard copy by mail; please address all manuscripts to: Articles Office,  Journal of Law & Public Affairs, 3500 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. Please note that we will not accept articles submitted via email.

Submission Requirements

We will accept and review articles up to 30,000 words. However, in the spirit of recent contemporary journal reforms, we encourage shorter pieces and welcome submissions as short as 3,000 words. Footnotes must conform to the standards set forth by the 20th edition of the Bluebook. If you have any questions or wish to submit an article outside of these parameters, please contact us at PennJLPA.Articles@gmail.com.

Review Process

Our articles editors review all submitted articles and evaluate each piece based on its timeliness, novelty, quality, and compatibility with our theme. The articles editors then vote to extend or deny an offer of publication. This vote is then confirmed or denied by the Editor-in-Chief.

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Discussion Submissions

Interested parties may submit responses to any Journal  discussion that has been opened to the public.  Each response submission should be between 350 and 500 words with at least two citations supporting the author’s proposition. Authors may only submit responses through the Journal  website at the link below.

Alternatively, authors may elect to reply to a response already posted the discussion page.  Each reply submission should be approximately 250 to 350 words with at least two citations supporting the author’s proposition.  Authors may only submit replies through the Journal link below. Citations must be included as footnotes that conform to the standards set forth by the 20th edition of the Bluebook.”

Volume 3 –  OPEN


Volume 2 –   CLOSED


Volume 1 –  CLOSED

Editor Spotlight

William Lee, a third year student at Penn Law, currently serves as the Senior Executive Editor of the Journal of Law & Public Affairs. Ater graduation, he will join Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati LLP.

Past Discussions