The Northwestern University Law Review is pleased to announce its first annual issue dedicated to empirical legal scholarship, to be published in spring 2019.

Journal Objectives

We welcome pieces making use of any and all empirical tools—including qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods—to illuminate and engage questions of legal interest.

Submission Duration

The exclusive submission window for this issue will run from March 15 – April 15, 2018.

All pieces of interest will be anonymously reviewed by members of the Northwestern University Law Review’s Empirical Advisory Board, comprising faculty from Northwestern and the American Bar Foundation, in advance of publication decisions to be issued by July 31, 2018.

In exchange for this prioritized consideration, participating authors agree to withhold the article submitted through our exclusive submission track from submission to any other publication until receiving a decision back from the Law Review.

By submitting an article via the exclusive submission track, the author agrees to accept a binding publication offer, should one be extended.

Please note that some pieces may be conditionally accepted upon the advice of advisory board reviewers.

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