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Article Submissions

Thank you for choosing to submit your manuscript to The California Western Law Review. We are currently accepting submissions for consideration for the 2020-2021 academic year.


The California Western Law Review welcomes unsolicited manuscripts on topics of interest to the legal profession. All pieces will be evaluated as expeditiously as possible, but we assume no responsibility for the return of unsolicited manuscripts, unless requested. Manuscripts will be approved for publication only after a Lead Article Board Review. If any part of the paper has been published elsewhere, the author must include this information at the time of submission.

Authors can submit manuscripts via Expresso, Scholastica, or to If you choose, you may also mail to:

Executive Lead Articles Editor
California Western Law Review
225 Cedar Street
San Diego, CA 92101


When you submit your manuscript, conformity with the following format is appreciated:

  • Form: Manuscripts may be submitted via email in Microsoft Word. Allow margins of at least one inch on all sides of the typed pages.
  • Citations: Citations should conform to The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (18th ed.).
  • Style: Articles should be timely and provide an original, in-depth analysis of a topic of interest, as opposed to a summary of previous research efforts.
  • Vita: The title page should include the author's full name, his or her academic/professional affiliations, and complete contact information for whom correspondence can be made.