The City University of New York Law Review (CUNYLR), a publication committed to promoting social justice scholarship, welcomes submissions related to our social justice mission. Our journal is affiliated with the City University of New York School of Law, one of the most diverse law schools in the nation and one of the few entirely dedicated to producing public interest lawyers. In addition to publishing articles by legal scholars, we have a special section in each journal dedicated to public interest articles written by practitioners.

We are currently seeking submissions for our 21st volume, which will continue the journal’s tradition of advancing legal scholarship highlighting the touchstones of our publication’s work—including civil rights, progressive legal reform, the impact of the law on marginalized communities, international human rights, and attorney insights on law and organizing. In addition, we are interested in reflections analyzing how recent developments in the law have affected public interest practices in New York and beyond.

Please send one-page abstracts or finished manuscripts to Offers to publish and final decisions on all submissions will be made on a rolling basis.

We look forward to reading and discussing your manuscript for possible publication, and kindly invite you to forward this letter to other social justice scholars and practitioners who may be interested in publishing with us.

Executive Articles

CUNYLR is dedicated to providing a forum for legal commentary that promotes the public interest and social justice; informs the legal community of new developments in public interest law; and provides a forum for practitioners from a wide array of social justice work. Published twice annually, CUNYLR reviews submissions for the Fall issue between March and August, and for the Spring issue between October and February.

1) Articles should be 25,000 words or fewer (including footnotes).

2) Citations should conform to The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th ed.), and appear as footnotes rather than endnotes.

3) Please include the following with your manuscript:

  • Cover letter concisely summarizing the argument of the article and stating how it advances the public interest
  • Resume
  • Contact information (name, e-mail address, mailing address, and phone number)

CUNYLR strongly prefers electronic submissions, which can be sent to us either through ExpressO, LexOpus or by e-mail. For questions regarding article submissions, please e-mail Executive Articles Editors Jellisa Grant or Chris Kovalski.

Notes and Comments

CUNYLR’s Notes and Comments section welcomes student scholarship that takes risks. We seek submissions that speak to our school’s mission of public interest and reflect the needs of our larger New York City community.

CUNYLR is accepting student submissions. If you are interested in submitting a note or comment, please e-mail Notes and Comments Editors Zunira Elahi or Samara Yousif.

Public Interest Practitioner Section (PIPS)

The PIPS section of the Law Review welcomes submissions from practitioners who are dedicated to working with underrepresented communities.

PIPS articles distinguish themselves for their flexibility. Unlike most law review articles, articles published in the PIPS section do not require many of the time-consuming tasks of regular articles such as heavy footnoting or a considerable length. In fact, the PIPS section is meant to provide a space for practitioners to share their thoughts and strategies with other public interest practitioners and to accommodate practitioners by providing them with some degree of flexibility so that they can provide a more focused conversation.

If you are interested in submitting a PIPS article, please e-mail PIPS Editors Anna Maria Goyzueta or Shaina Low.

Footnote Forum

The journal is continually seeking shorter, more time-sensitive contributions—such as comments on recent federal or state case law, critiques of legislative proposals, and legally relevant analyses of current events—for inclusion in our evolving digital platform, Footnote Forum. Submissions should be sent directly to Footnote Forum Editors Princess Masilungan and Rafael Varela.