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.

If you are currently working on an article related to the social justice mission of our journal, please do not hesitate to send us an inquiry. Our Board is interested in articles related to many different social justice visions and movements, and enjoys articles that integrate theory and practice. To submit an article for publication, please email our Articles Editors. We would be happy to respond to any questions you may have about CUNYLR. 

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 (19th ed.), and appear as footnotes rather than endnotes.

3) Please include with your manuscript the following:

  • 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 email. For questions regarding article submissions, please email us.

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 Lindsay Cowen or Keith Szczepanski.

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 Marisa Imazu or Liz Sprotzer.

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 online companion, Footnote Forum. Submissions for digital consideration should be sent directly to Digital Articles Editor Allison Reddy.