Types of Submissions
FAMU Law Review seeks Articles, Notes, Comments, and Short Essays for publication in its print journal, as well as on our website.
Articles are generally written by law professors, judges or practitioners. Articles discuss legal problems or complexities, and usually express the author’s thoughts and solutions to such problems.
Notes and Comments are usually written by law students, are considerably shorter than Articles, and are related to the law in some fashion. Topics are wide-ranging, and may be contemporary or historical in nature.
Essays are generally four to seven pages, and can be written by anyone. They address current topics in the law in a brief manner, and are meant to advance an idea or summarize an area of law, as well as stimulate discussion on a legal topic. These pieces are lightly footnoted, and have easy readability for a wide audience.
The Florida A & M University Law Review requests that contributors submit materials in one of the following ways:
Please address hard copy submissions to:
FAMU Law Review
Attn: Articles Editor
201 Beggs Avenue
Orlando, FL 32811
Telephone: (407) 254-3298
Submission Format: Manuscripts should be double-spaced. Citations in manuscripts should appear in footnotes, not endnotes. Footnotes should conform to the current edition of The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation.
Contributor Information: All manuscripts submissions should be accompanied with a cover letter and curriculum vitae. The cover letter should prominently feature:
author’s e-mail address;
author’s mailing address;
author’s daytime telephone number; and,
if applicable, a short list of the author’s published scholarly works; and brief description of the article is welcome.
All articles, notes, comments, and essays should comply with The Bluebook: A Uniform Style of Citation (19th Edition).
FAMU Law Review believes that each article, note, comment or essay should reflect the author’s voice. We are dedicated to making stylistic changes only when necessary to improve the flow of the article. We believe each article has deliberately and meticulously chosen how to present their ideas, and therefore, we are committed to maintaining those choices as much as possible.
For an expedited review, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org after submitting your manuscript. In the email, please provide us with:
- The title of your piece
- The date by which you would like an answer
- A contact phone number
- A contact email address
FAMU Law Review carefully considers all articles submitted for publication. Each piece is reviewed by at least two staff as editors, and by at least one Editorial Board member. Each piece will likely go through several rounds of edits before it is submitted for print.
There is no “best” time to submit an article. FAMU Law Review considers all submissions equally, regardless of when they are submitted. Although we do have deadlines for article acceptance for each issue, any article issued after that date will be considered for publication in a future issue or volume.
FAMU Law Review prefers to contact authors via email, when possible, and phone, when the need to communicate is urgent. We generally send offers of publication via email. We also generally do not update authors on the status of their article, unless so requested via email at email. As a matter of policy, we do not discuss the reasons for accepting or declining an article, note, comment, or essay.
FAMU Law Review greatly appreciates your interest in our publication. Thank you for considering the Florida A & M University Law Review.