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The FAMU Law Review gladly considers unsolicited manuscripts for publication. Our general guidelines for submitting manuscripts are as follows:

Publication Schedule and Submission Dates: We publish two issues per year and review articles mostly in the summer and fall months. Late spring through summer is the best time for submitting an article.

Contributors: We are most interested in publishing articles by law school faculty members and judges, practitioners, and current law students.

Forms of Submissions: We accept submissions in the form of articles, essays, and notes/comments.

    • Articles: Although we consider articles of any length, we are particularly interested in publishing concise scholarship between 8,000 to 20,000 words (not including footnotes) or 12,000 to 30,000 words (including footnotes).
    • Notes/Commentaries and Essays: Notes/Commentaries and essays can be substantially shorter than articles.

Submission Media: We accept submissions either electronically (by e-mail), through ExpressO ( or in hard copy form. We do not accept submissions on disk or by fax. Please note that electronic submission is preferred.

Submission Address: Electronic submissions should be sent to, and should include the subject line: ARTICLE SUBMISSION: [insert title of manuscript].

Please address hard copy submissions to:

Mailing Address: Downloads:
FAMU Law Review        Article Submission Information
Attn: Articles Editor        Subscription Form
201 Beggs Avenue  
Suite 138   
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:

    • article’s title;
    • 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

Offer for Publication: If we would like to offer you publication, the Articles Editor will send you an offer via e-mail. If you would like to check on the status of your article, please contact the Articles Editor at

Expedited Review: If another journal has formally accepted your article, we will make every effort to comply with a request for expedited review. To request an expedited review, please e-mail

Antidiscrimination Policy: It is the policy of the FAMU 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 language.

Thank you for your interest in the FAMU Law Review.