The Stanford Journal of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties invites legal professionals to submit manuscripts for publication.  We publish two issues each academic year, in January and June.  

General Information:

Please submit all manuscripts through ExpressO or directly to  
Please include an abstract and a current CV/resume. 

Footnotes should comply with The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (Columbia Law Review Ass’n et. al. eds., 19th ed. 2010). Manuscripts should not exceed 30,000 words, including footnotes. 

If your manuscript requires expedited review, please let us know.  We will do our best to review your manuscript in a timely fashion. 

If you have any questions, please contact SJCRCL's Volume XII Editors-in-Chief and Submissions Editors

Vol. XII Editors-in-Chief

Deepa Kannappan & Margo Watson

Vol. XII Submissions Editors

Mollie Miller
Zoe Friedland
Will Evans 

We are no longer accepting submissions for Volume XII, Issue 1.  We will begin accepting submissions for Volume XII, Issue 2 on March 1, 2016

Student Notes:

We only publish student note manuscripts written by Stanford Law School students or alumni who have graduated within the past two years.   

Our student notes range from 7,500-15,000 words (including footnotes). Citations should conform to The Bluebook.  We accept submissions in their original form (i.e., double-spaced Word documents), but we appreciate when students put notes into journal format.

There are two student note calls per year—one in June and one in October.  SJCRCL follows a blind review process for student notes.  Manuscripts should be emailed to the Submissions Editor specified in the note call with all identifying information on the attached document removed (including acknowledgments).  We also ask that you refrain from informing any SJCRCL board members about your submission to the journal. 

Editing Process:

Our policy is to only make changes required by The Bluebook, Chicago Manual of Style, or other grammatical convention.  In other words, we do not edit for style or for substance.  However, we will provide authors with a substantive feedback memo early in the process that will give them our overall thoughts about the article. While we hope that those comments will be helpful, the authors have no obligation to implement those suggestions.