A Message to Authors

The Editors and Staff of the Wake Forest Law Review are committed to providing authors with courteous and timely service. We strive to make the experience of publishing with us the best you will find at any journal.

We understand that the article is your work and bears your name. Our goal is to assist you in producing a work that meets the highest academic standards.

Article Submissions

Submissions for Publication in the Law Review:

“I didn’t have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead.” – Mark Twain

The Wake Forest Law Review agrees with other prominent journals that legal scholarship benefits from brevity.

Accordingly, the Wake Forest Law Review has a strong preference for articles under 25,000 words (including footnotes) and believes that 15,000 words or fewer (including footnotes) is an effective length for many articles. Short essays are also welcomed.

Please format all submissions as a Microsoft Word document in Times New Roman font size 12 with standard one inch margins.

Contributing authors are requested to disclose any economic interests and affiliations that may influence the views expressed in submissions.

The Wake Forest Law Review invites the submission of unsolicited manuscripts either through the mail or electronically via email or ExpressO.   Manuscripts sent by mail should be sent to the attention of the Senior Articles Editor. Manuscripts submitted through the mail cannot be returned unless a self-addressed, postage-paid envelope is submitted with the manuscript. The address is:

Wake Forest Law Review
Wake Forest University School of Law
P.O. Box 7206 Reynolda Station
Winston-Salem, NC 27109-7206

Manuscripts may also be sent by e-mail to the Senior Articles Editor. It is preferred that articles be submitted in Microsoft Word format, but WordPerfect format will be accepted as well. Also, please attach a cover letter describing the article and indicating why it should be published by the Wake Forest Law Review. When an author submits an article via e-mail, the Wake Forest Law Review will contact the author via e-mail, unless the author requests otherwise.

Submissions for Publication in Common Law and The Forum:

Common Law is the online magazine of the Wake Forest Law Review.  Common Law pieces are geared towards informing laypeople and practitioners of relevant legal issues.  They have a strict maximum of 2,500 words and 40 footnotes.

Submissions should be sent by e-mail to the Executive Online Editor.  It is preferred that articles be submitted in Microsoft Word format, but WordPerfect format will be accepted as well. Also, please attach a cover letter describing the article and indicating why it should be published by the Wake Forest Law Review. When an author submits an article via e-mail, the Wake Forest Law Review will contact the author via e-mail, unless the author requests otherwise.

Common Law is no longer accepting submissions at this time. Please visit us again on August 15, 2014, at which time we will begin to accept submissions for the new academic year.

The Forum has been discontinued.