SUBMISSIONS

LPB is now accepting submissions for our next issue.

Eligibility

LPB welcomes submissions from professors, judges, practicing lawyers, and WCL students that have completed their 1L year of legal studies. Authors may submit an original article to be considered for publication in the LPB provided they own the copyright to the work being submitted. Submitted articles cannot have been previously published, nor be forthcoming in an archival journal or book (print or electronic).

LPB is looking for law articles that address a cutting edge issue in legislation or policy. Pieces should contain a clear analysis, argument, and recommendation. Pieces can discuss any number of topics in local, state, or federal policy, but covers policy areas including, but not limited to, agriculture, banking/budget, campaign finance, commerce, criminal justice, education, employment/labor, energy/environment, U.S. foreign policy, health care, Indian affairs, science/technology, tax, trade, and transportation. Most importantly, the Brief is a bipartisan publication, so all policy preferences are welcome.

How to Submit

Submissions may be received via email at LPBseniorarticleseditor@gmail.com.

Form of Submission

Submissions shall be made in Microsoft Word format and shall be accompanied by a CV, an abstract of not more than 250 words, the author’s contact information, and the author’s full name (including middle initial, as applicable).

Formatting Requirements

Written pieces should be typed in 12-point, Courier New font. The main text should be double-spaced and footnotes should be single-spaced. All margins must be 1-inch. Article submissions should be between 2,000 and 7,000 words, excluding footnotes. All articles should include ample footnotes as authority to support the arguments made in the piece. All citations should be made in accordance with the Bluebook (21st Edition). All articles must include a title page and table of contents

Timing

Submissions shall be received and published on a rolling basis throughout the fall and spring academic semesters. The best times to submit manuscripts are mid-August to mid-January.

Editing Policy

All authors must accept the Brief members’ edits when based on Bluebook or legal Authority or other official grammar guides. Should an author refuse to accept edits made by the Brief members which are based on the propriety of grammar, citation or binding legal authority, the Brief reserves the right to deny publication to the author even if it was previously communicated to the author that the piece would be published. LPB believes in publishing writing that conveys the author’s unique voice. In the editing process, we strive to preserve our authors’ creativity while providing meticulous technical editing.

Submission Selection

Submissions shall be reviewed by the relevant members of the Brief and selected based on quality and availability.

Questions

Please direct questions about the submission process to the Senior Articles Editor at LPBseniorarticleseditor@gmail.com.