Means of Submission

The W&M Bill of Rights Journal welcomes submission via Scholastica or by email.  The Articles Selection Committee is currently considering submissions, both solicited and unsolicited, for Volume 33.

Contents of Submissions

Prospective authors must forward:

  1. A copy of the manuscript;
  2. A curriculum vitae that details the author’s history of education, employment, and publication,

There is no need to include a cover letter with your submission.

Submission Guidelines

While the Journal does not have strict length requirements, we generally look to publish submissions of approximately 20,000–25,000 words (including footnotes).  Please note that the W&M Bill of Rights Journal does not publish book reviews, nor do we publish student notes by current law students who are not members of the Journal’s staff.

We look forward to receiving and reviewing your future submissions.  Should you have any questions about our submissions process, please feel free to contact the Journal.

Expedited Review

Authors who wish to request expedited review should do so through Scholastica or via e-mail to The Bill of Rights Journal. Please include the circumstances warranting the request (e.g., receipt of another offer) and a proposed deadline for expedited review. The volume of submissions often precludes granting each request, but the Submissions Committee makes every effort to accommodate requests when possible.