Submissions

The South Carolina Law Review welcomes submissions on all legal topics. The Editor in Chief and Article Selection Committee give serious consideration to every author’s submission and strive to be prompt in their review. While we strongly prefer submissions through Scholastica, the South Carolina Law Review also accepts submissions by mail and email. Please mail submissions to:

Editor in Chief
South Carolina Law Review
701 S. Main Street, Room 401
Columbia, SC 29208

Please submit email submissions to: [email protected]. Most authors will be notified of a decision within two weeks of submitting.

An alternative to our traditional submission process is the Peer Reviewed Scholarship Marketplace (“PRSM”). PRSM is a consortium of student-edited legal journals, that exists to provide student-editors with peer evaluations of legal-scholarship manuscripts and to assure the publication of quality articles. If you would like more information about this submission process please see the PRSM webpage.

Guidelines for Publication: The South Carolina Law Review welcomes submissions by judges, professors, and practitioners. The Law Review, however, does not consider submissions by current law students other than our members. All submissions should include a cover letter and curriculum vitae, as well as conform to the 19th edition of The Bluebook.

In light of the ever-increasing length of law review articles, the South Carolina Law Review has adopted a policy limiting the length of articles we will accept or publish. The Law Review will give preferential review to articles under 30,000 words in length, including text and footnotes. The Law Review will not publish articles exceeding 40,000 words, except in extraordinary circumstances.

Requests for Expedited Review: Please submit requests for expedited review via email to [email protected] The Article Selection Committee makes every effort to accommodate authors’ requests. Please include your name, submission title, other offers for publication, and your deadline for review in the request.

Legal Professionalism Articles: The South Carolina Law Review publishes the annual winner of the Warren E. Burger Prize sponsored by the American Inns of Court, which is awarded for an article “addressing issues of legal excellence, civility, ethics and professionalism.” Please visit our page describing the Warren E. Burger Prize for more information about submitting articles on these topics. You may also visit the Inns of Court web site for more information.

SCLR Online: Please visit our page describing SCLR Online’s submission policy for more information.

Opinions expressed by articles published in the South Carolina Law Review reflect those of the author and not necessarily those of the Law Review.

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Contact Information



South Carolina Law Review
701 S. Main Street, Suite 401
Columbia, SC 29208