The University of Memphis Law Review invites unsolicited manuscripts from members of legal academia, judges, and legal practitioners. We accept submissions in the form of articles, essays, and symposium proposals. Book reviews are also accepted on rare occasion. The University of Memphis Law Review reviews submissions on a rolling basis. Submitted works are generally read and reviewed by three members of the Editorial Staff. Please note that we do not accept student works at this time.

We respectfully request that contributors adhere to the following standards:

Electronic Submission:

We strongly encourage contributors to submit their manuscripts through ExpressO, preferably in Microsoft Word format. Articles may also be submitted exclusively to The University of Memphis Law Review via email: lawreview_articleseditor@memphis.edu

Alternatively, for hard copy submission, please address all manuscripts to:
Senior Articles Editor
The University of Memphis Law Review
Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
1 North Front Street
Memphis, Tennessee 38111

Article Specifications:

Please adhere to the specifications regarding article format:

  • Format: Microsoft Word (preferred)
  • Text: Double-Spaced
  • Footnotes: Single-spaced at the bottom of each page; double-spaced between footnotes; one tab between footnote number and footnote text.
  • Font: Times New Roman; 12 pt. (including footnotes)
  • Headings: Use traditional outline headings; I,A,1,(a),(1).


The University of Memphis Law Review conforms to the formatting and notation provisions set for in The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, 20th Edition and the style provisions of The Chicago Manual of Style (16th ed. 2010).

Expedited Review Requests:

Requests for expedite review should be emailed to the Senior Articles Editor at memphislawarticles@gmail.com. An expedite request should include: author name, e-mail address, and telephone number, the name of the journal(s) offering publication and the expiration date(s) of the offer(s).

Please note that our journal receives and reviews thousands of submissions each year. Accordingly, while every submission is given an equitable initial review, our staff members are unable to personally respond to each submission. We place high importance on our authors and appreciate your interest in The University of Memphis Law Review.