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The Charleston Law Review is currently published four times a year. The Law Review welcomes articles, essays, and reviews on all legal topics from all legal professionals. The Law Review gives consideration to each author’s submission and makes every effort to provide a prompt review.

Electronic Submissions:

The Law Review encourages authors to submit manuscripts electronically. To electronically submit an article, essay, or review please e-mail the document in Microsoft Word format.

Paper Submissions:

Article, essay, and review submissions can also be mailed to the Law Review. Our address for both mail and courier delivery is:

Charleston Law Review
Charleston School of Law
P.O. Box 535
Charleston SC, 29402

We regret that manuscripts cannot be returned. Please allow 2-4 weeks for processing of all electronic submissions, and 8-10 weeks for all mailed submissions.

Submission Requirements:

  • Submit only one, double spaced copy of your manuscript. The Law Review prefers if submissions appear in Microsoft Word format.
  • The Charleston Law Review considers submissions of all lengths, but gives preference to articles of fewer than 32,000 words.
  • Text and citations should conform to A Uniform System of Citation (19th ed. 2010) (“The Bluebook”). Footnotes are preferred over endnotes.
  • Please include current contact information (name, phone number, address, e-mail address) with submitted materials so the Law Review will be able to inform you of the status of your manuscript.
  • Please include a brief abstract of your submission with the text. Resumes and biographical information are welcomed, but not required.
  • If you have submitted a paper copy, please do not also submit a copy electronically. If you have submitted a copy electronically, please do not also send a paper copy.

Requests for Expedited Review:

Please submit requests for expedited review via e-mail.  The author requesting an expedite should include his or her name, phone number, e-mail address, the name of the journal that has offered publication, and the date by which an answer is requested.

Withdrawal of Submission:

If you wish to withdraw your submission from review, please send an e-mail.   Please include your name, the title of your submission, and the reason for withdrawal. Please put “Withdraw” in the subject line of the e-mail.

Opinions expressed by articles published in the Charleston Law Review reflect those of the author and not necessarily those of the Charleston Law Review.

Contact: clr@charlestonlaw.edu

Student Works Edition Submissions:

Current full-time and part-time students enrolled at the Charleston School of Law are eligible for submission to the Student Works Edition.

Student Works Guidelines



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Charleston Law Review is a publication of the Charleston School of Law.

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Charleston, SC 29402