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About LJLA

Founded in the mold of traditional law journals, LJLA publishes an array of legal scholarship produced by undergraduates from interdisciplinary perspectives. LJLA subscribes to the belief that the study of law is fundamentally a liberal art and not something that is the sole province of students and scholars at professional schools.

The journal is led by its founding editor, Scott Boddery, and is supported by a team of student article-and-notes editors who were selected following a competitive application process.


Who can write for LJLA?

Any undergraduate student in a liberal arts program (broadly defined) is eligible to submit a piece that is their own work. Collaborative pieces are also welcome as long as all authors are undergraduate students as of the time of the writing. Pieces may be submitted after graduation as long as the substantive work was completed while an undergraduate student.

How do I submit an article?

Visit our submissions page for more details.

What does the editorial process entail?

Our editor assigns each submission to an article-and-notes editor for blind review. After review, the team of article-and-notes editors meet with the editor to decide which submissions merit publication.  The editor will then contact the corresponding author(s) to extend a publication invitation and to discuss any necessary revisions. The total timeline varies, but we aim to respond to all submissions within 4 to 6 weeks.

What should I do if my question is not answered here?

Contact us, and we will respond as quickly as we can.