How to Submit

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 Finally, authors may mail manuscripts to:

Articles Editors
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 Notes

Note: Students may also submit notes according to the student note submission guidelines (see About).

Submissions to ILR Online

The University of Illinois Law Review Online (ILR Online) publishes shorter, more timely scholarly pieces accessible for a broader audience than our print publication. We strive to publish relevant, topical, and thought-provoking short essays, commentaries, responses to articles, and book reviews. ILR Online prefers to publish pieces between 2,000 and 5,000 words, but will accept pieces containing up to 7,000 words, including citations.

How to submit

ILR Online accepts submissions on a rolling basis throughout the year. Authors may submit their pieces via email at: Please direct any questions regarding the submission process or ILR Online to the above email addressed to: Managing Internet & Symposium Editor.

Online Symposium Submissions

ILR Online also accepts online symposia submissions. These are comparable to law review print symposia. We prefer submissions of 3,000 words or less for each symposium article. To submit a proposal please email

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).