Welcome to the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Law & Public Affairs (JLPA) submissions page. The journal will begin accepting new submissions in March 2020.
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 was interested in articles that addressed 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 focused 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. JLPA is currently selecting articles for Volume 5, which will be published during the 2019-2020 academic year
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); 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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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.