What types of articles does Law & Inequality: A Journal of Theory and Practice publish?

Law & Inequality invites articles addressing issues of inequality in law and society. We accept articles in traditional legal format and also welcome pieces in less traditional forms—e.g., fiction, essays, letters.

Articles are evaluated on the following criteria: nexus to inequality, technical quality, quality of footnotes and citations, persuasiveness, novelty, and timeliness. Although not required, a cover letter explaining the author’s inspiration for the article and their idea of the “inequality nexus” is helpful to the article selection process. The Editorial Board of Law & Inequality reserves the right to condition acceptance of articles for publication upon revision of material to conform to our criteria and subjective review for substantive accuracy.

Who can submit articles for consideration?

We welcome articles from professors in law and other disciplines and practicing attorneys and judges in all areas of law. Law & Inequality does not publish articles written by students who are not staffers on Law & Inequality. Students wishing to publish with Law & Inequality may submit articles for consideration after they have completed law school, or, if the piece is suitable for online publication, should consider submitting to our online companion publication, Sua Sponte.

How to submit

Please submit articles for consideration via the Law & Inequality Scholastica submissions portal. Our Editorial Board will communicate with authors, including extending offers to publish, through Scholastica. It is critical that authors use an email they check regularly in making their account on Scholastica.

Law & Inequality may review hard copy manuscripts. However, digital submissions from Scholastica will be given priority.

Law & Inequality begins considering articles for publication for the next academic year in February and continues to review submissions until the volume is full. Some years the volume fills quickly (March or April), while other years the Editorial Board continues to evaluate articles into the summer (July or August).

General Submission Rules

By submitting an article for publication in Law & Inequality: A Journal of Theory and Practice, the author warrants that the article is original and that the author is the sole author and owner. Law & Inequality cannot accept articles that were previously published. Previous publication, however, does not including making a copy of the article available over the Internet, including, but not limited to, posting the Article to a database accessible over the Internet such as SSRN, so long as such a copy indicates that the article is not in final form (e.g. with use of the phrase “working paper”). Once an article has been accepted for publication in Law & Inequality, the journal requires that all copies of the article made available over the Internet prior to publication indicate that the article is “forthcoming in Law & Inequality: A Journal of Theory and Practice, Volume _______.”

Formatting Requirements

When submitting an article for consideration, please use double spacing in both the above-the-line and below-the-line (footnote) text, Times New Roman font, 12 point font size, and 1-inch margins. Law & Inequality can only accept document submitted in .doc and .docx formats (i.e. Word documents); submissions in PDF format will not be accepted. All submissions should conform to the 20th edition of Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (Columbia Law Review Ass’n et al. eds. 2015).

Publication Process

By submitting an article for publication in Law & Inequality: A Journal of Theory and Practice, the author agree to cooperate in preparing the article for publication and to make all revisions reasonably requested within the timelines established by the journal. In addition, the author acknowledges and agrees that Law & Inequality has the right to make the revisions necessary, in its discretion, to bring the article in conformance with the standards of scholarly legal publishing. The journal agrees to send a copy of the edited article to the author for feedback within the timelines established by the journal.