Thank you for your interest in SLPR. Below is information on submitting print and online articles for publication consideration.
SLPR publishes one volume per year (usually in the spring), and the majority of the articles published by SLPR in each volume fall into one or more "Symposium" Issue(s). Each symposium is a collection of articles exploring a single policy issue in depth and from a variety of perspectives. The symposium topic for the upcoming volume—Volume Twenty-Seven—is Education Law and Policy. For more information on this symposium, please see our Descriptions page. SLPR also publishes several "Features" articles each year, which may address current public policy issues that do not fall within the symposia topics. Features range from 15,000 to 25,000 words.
Symposium and Feature articles published in the print journal will also be published online.
To submit an article for consideration, please email your manuscript along with any cover letter, abstract, or author CV to the appropriate Lead Editor (see below). If your article falls under the purview of one of the upcoming symposium topics, address your submission accordingly. For all other articles, address the submission to the Features Articles Editor. SLPR prefers electronic submissions but also accepts paper submissions. Send such submissions to Stanford Law & Policy Review, Stanford Law School, 559 Nathan Abbott Way, Stanford, CA 94305.
Charlie Sprague | Lead Articles Editor
Jason Despain | Lead Symposium Editor
SLPR Online is our new online platform, and it has a separate submissions process. Online articles may be submitted at any time and do not have to correspond to our symposia topic areas. Rather, the topic requirements are simply that the piece must be both timely and policy driven. Submissions should be no more than 2500 words, with a 25 footnote maximum.
More details can be found in our Online section.