SUBMISSIONS

The University of Pennsylvania Journal of Law & Public Affairs (JLPA) is currently accepting article submissions for publication in Volume 4.

As the University of Pennsylvania Law School’s newest journal, JLPA provides a novel forum for scholarship that responds to pressing policy issues with solutions that are both thought-provoking and reasonable. JLPA is designed to serve as a research tool for policymakers, practitioners, judges, academics, students, and all interested readers. JLPA publishes articles at the intersection of law and public policy, at the international, federal, state, and local levels of government.

For Volume 4, JLPA is particularly interested in articles that address the following topics: Gun Reform; Regulating Emerging Technology; Securing Elections; Sexual Discrimination Policy in the “Me Too” Era; the Trump Administration’s Deregulatory Agenda; and New Solutions to Drug Policy. JLPA’s Spring 2019 Symposium will focus on the last topic while discussing the impact of the War on Drugs and associated legal and policy challenges. Authors writing on this topic will also have the opportunity to serve as panelists at our symposium. 

Past contributors have included: Saxby Chambliss (Former U.S. Senator); Hank Johnson (U.S. Representative); Kassim Reed (Former Mayor of Atlanta); Stephen Goldsmith (Former Mayor of Indianapolis); Sam Harris (Yale Law School); Jonathan Macey (Yale Law School); Cary Coglianese (University of Pennsylvania Law School); Kermit Roosevelt Ill (University of Pennsylvania Law School); Samuel Estreicher (New York University Law School); Rogers M. Smith (University of Pennsylvania); and Philip K. Howard (Founder of Common Good and Senior Counsel at Covington & Burling LLP). 

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Submission Guidelines: 

We strongly prefer articles under 35,000 words (including footnotes). We ask that authors include a brief, publishable Abstract as well as a Table of Contents. Submissions must also be accompanied by the author’s Curriculum Vitae. 

All submissions must be in Microsoft Word format and conform to The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th ed. 2015). 

Please send article submissions to pennlawjlpa@gmail.com.

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Discussion Submissions

 

Interested parties may submit responses to any JLPA 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 JLPA  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 JLPA link below. Citations must be included as footnotes that conform to the standards set forth by the 20th edition of the Bluebook.”

Volume 4 –  OPEN


Volume 3 –   CLOSED


Volume 2 –   CLOSED


Volume 1 –  CLOSED