Article Submissions

Outside Author Submission Information

The Mitchell Hamline Law Journal of Public Policy and Practice welcomes unsolicited articles on topics including legal practice, legal issues faced by the public, and legal policy solutions.

The Journal invites all members of the bench, bar, and academic communities to submit manuscripts on any area of the law that may be of interest to the legal profession. The Journal is published once annually and is comprised of essays, legal articles, public administration articles and current public law and policy issues.

Submitted manuscripts should be word-processed, single-sided, double-spaced, and include footnotes generated by a word processor (i.e. not manually). Only one type of footnote numbering may be used; dedications or other information must be numbered as a normal footnote. Citation format must conform to The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (most current edition). The Journal currently uses the newest version of Microsoft Word in the publication process. Therefore, documents must be readily convertible into that format. Submissions may be sent either electronically via email to jlawprac@mitchellhamline.edu; or via the electronic delivery system ExpressO (express online deliveries to law reviews).

Authors should also attach a current resume and an abstract of their submission including a list of key words. Manuscripts will not be returned except in very rare circumstances. Each submission will be reviewed by the articles editor for publication considering editorial limitations, publication schedules, and space availability. Due to a large number of submissions, responses will most often only be provided to those individuals the Journal wishes to extend an offer for publication. The Journal will not publish material that has been committed for publication in another journal or legal periodical without the written permission by the Journal's Board of Editors. All authors should promptly notify the board of editors when their work has been accepted elsewhere.

If you have questions or concerns about submitting an original work to the Law Journal of Public Policy and Practice, please contact the editors at jlawprac@mitchellhamline.edu

Attribution and Usage Policies

Reproduction, posting, transmission or other distribution or use of the article or any material therein, in any medium as permitted by written agreement, requires credit to Mitchell Hamline Law Journal of Public Policy and Practice 's publication by way of proper citation or a web link to the original source material.