Submissions

The South Carolina Law Review welcomes submissions on all legal topics. The Editor-in-Chief and Executive Articles Editors 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
University of South Carolina School of Law

1525 Senate Street
Room 209A
Columbia, SC 29208

Please submit email submissions to sclreic@mailbox.sc.edu. Most authors will be notified of a decision within two weeks of submitting.

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 conform to the 20th edition of The Bluebook and include a cover letter and curriculum vitae.

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 submissions@sclawreview.org. The Executive Articles Editors make 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.” You may visit the Inns of Court website 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.