The CRLJ invites professionals to submit articles, essays, or book reviews. Works may address any topic broadly related to traditional or evolving conceptions of “civil rights,” but should inform modern discussion in the American legal community. CRLJ Editors welcome discussion from inside and outside the legal academy; they understand that legal discourse often benefits from the insight imported from fields not normally associated exclusively with the study of law, such as sociology, psychology, and economics. We seek to publish work that examines civil rights issues in a thought-provoking and innovative way. (Please see our current or past issues for examples.) Submitted articles should be approximately 40 to 100 pages long, including footnotes, and double-spaced using a 12-point font with 1″ margins. All articles must conform to The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th ed. 2018).

The editors strongly prefer electronic submissions in MS Word format, but will also accept paper copies of articles. The response time for paper copies will usually be longer. Submissions should include as separate documents: (1) a cover letter that contains a brief abstract and the author’s e-mail address, physical address, and daytime phone number; (2) the author’s resume or CV; and (3) the article, essay, or book review to be considered.

Electronic submissions may be sent to the Civil Rights Law Journal, at

If submitting a hard copy, mail to:

Civil Rights Law Journal
George Mason University School of Law
3301 North Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22201-4498