Kansas Law Review
Submit an Article for Publication
The Kansas Law Review requests that contributors submit the following:
- A cover letter with complete contact information.
- A curriculum vitae, or other information about the author.
- A copy of your article.
We accept submissions in several different formats:
- Use of Scholastica for submission is preferred.
- You may also submit the article electronically, preferably in Word format, to firstname.lastname@example.org@ku.edu.
- Hard copies, if desired, may be submitted to:
Managing Editor, Kansas Law Review
University of Kansas School of Law
1535 W. 15th Street
Lawrence, KS 66045
There is no maximum page limit, and articles of all lengths will be considered. The only student pieces we publish are those written by University of Kansas School of Law students.
Publishing with the Kansas Law Review
Our Editing Process
The Law Review’s editing process is designed to maintain the author’s voice and style while ensuring proper grammar and citation. We take seriously the author's comments throughout the editing process. And generally we conceive of the editing process as an interactive collaboration between the author and our editors.
Each article goes through three rounds of editing and proofreading. The author receives two opportunities to make substantive and stylistic edits and review our edits, and one additional opportunity to review the final version of the article before it is printed. Our editors draft memos for each author highlighting editorial changes and questions.
Authors who have published in the Law Review have been pleased with our approach to editing. We make changes only to fix grammar and Bluebook citations. We do not change style. Where we think sentences or sections are unclear, we mark them and ask the author for clarification.
We strive to publish articles on timely and practical legal issues, particularly those that are pertinent to our region. Pertinent topics include energy, agriculture, water, and state law issues in general. We aim to establish the Law Review as a general law review that is especially well known among writers and readers as a source for discussions of these legal areas. Practitioners and judges in addition to law professors are encouraged to submit their articles to the Law Review.
The Law Review furnishes authors with twenty-five complimentary reprints of their articles. The complimentary reprints are bound alone with a special cover that designates only the author's name and the title of the author’s article. We also provide authors with three free copies of the entire issue in which the author’s article appears. Additional copies of bound articles are available upon request for a small fee.
The Law Review has an impeccable record of following its editing schedule. Maintaining this record is a high priority for our editors. The annual schedule is as follows:
- Issue 1: October
- Issue 2: December/January
- Issue 3: March
- Issue 4: April
- Issue 5: May/June