Submissions

The Villanova Law Review accepts unsolicited submissions from the academy, bench, and bar. The Law Review seeks to publish materials representing diverse viewpoints on subjects of interest to the legal profession. Articles selected for publication do not necessarily reflect the views of the Law Review, or its editors.

Submission of Manuscripts: The Law Review requests that manuscripts be submitted electronically to reviewsubmissions@law.villanova.edu, or through ExpressO. Please send all files in Microsoft Word format, not WordPerfect.

Hardcopy correspondence and manuscript submissions may be sent to the address below. Please note that hardcopy submissions cannot be returned without a self-addressed, postage paid return envelope.

Thomas P. Reilly
Editor-in-Chief, Villanova Law Review
299 N. Spring Mill Road, Suite 350
Villanova, PA 19085

Length Limitations: The Law Review has adopted a policy of limiting the length of the articles that we publish. We greatly prefer articles of 20,000 words or less, including all footnotes. Absent extraordinary circumstances, we will not publish articles of greater than 30,000 words.

Style Guidelines: The Law Review has traditionally not published tables of contents or abstracts, and we attempt to maintain uniformity of style among articles. Submissions may include abstracts and tables of contents if the author believes that they will aid our editors during the review process. However, we strongly prefer to remove them before final publication. All manuscripts must conform to The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (19th ed. 2010), and The Chicago Manual of Style (16th ed. 2010).

Expedited Review: Authors may submit requests for expedited review through ExpressO, or by emailing the Law Review at reviewsubmissions@law.villanova.edu. Please provide the name of your manuscript, the name of the publication that has extended you an offer, and the deadline (date and time) by which you must reply.

Anti-discrimination Policy: It is the policy of the Law Review not to discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, religion, ethnic background, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation. As a matter of policy, the Law Review encourages and promotes the use of gender-neutral writing.