Light Edit Policy
The Law Review follows a light edit policy. After an article is accepted, we discuss the scope of editorial input that the author desires. Even if an author does not request a light edit, our editors presume that the author’s diction and syntax have been carefully chosen. Accordingly, we make stylistic changes only when such changes are strictly necessary to enhance clarity or grace. This policy reflects our belief that legal scholarship should express its author’s voice, not ours.
Citation and Style Guidelines
Manuscripts should conform to the Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition) and to The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (19th edition).
There are three ways to submit a manuscript to the Law Review:
The Law Review strongly prefers that authors submit manuscripts electronically via ExpressO.
Alternatively, authors may submit manuscripts by emailing their work to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finally, authors may mail manuscripts to:
University of Illinois Law Review
University of Illinois College of Law
244H Law Building
504 East Pennsylvania Avenue
Champaign, IL 61820-6996
Please indicate whether your submission is an article, book review, or essay. The Board of Editors encourages authors to include a cover letter and curriculum vitae with their manuscript.
Student Note Submissions
Note: Students may also submit notes according to the student note submission guidelines (see “About”).