The American University Business Law Review (“AUBLR”) is committed to publishing high-quality and high-impact pieces that combine cutting-edge legal analysis with novel solutions to address the complex challenges that impact businesses today. AUBLR is the first law review in Washington, D.C. dedicated solely to business issues.  AUBLR also organizes and sponsors an annual symposium where leading scholars and practitioners assemble to address particularly pressing issues facing the business law community.

AUBLR is edited and produced by students at the American University Washington College of Law (“AUWCL”). AUBLR publishes a print volume entitled the American University Business Law Review and an online journal entitled the BLR Buzz Blog. The print volume features a broad range of scholarship that covers developing legal trends in a variety of business law topics. It appears each academic year and its articles are made available in print, through our website, and via HeinOnline, Lexis, and Westlaw. The BLR Buzz online journal features articles on a rolling basis throughout the calendar year. AUBLR welcomes articles submitted by academics and practitioners. For more information about AUBLR’s submissions policy, please visit the submissions page.


On International Women’s Day, the American University Business Law Review is pleased to announce a special call for papers. In celebration of its groundbreaking back-to-back all-women editorial boards, AUBLR‘s Volumes 8 and 9 are seeking papers with a business law nexus authored by women.

“The Washington College of Law, founded by women, is a leader in business law scholarship. In step with WCL’s exceptional beginning, The American University Business Law Review is a pioneering journal. We are the first business law review in the Nation’s capital, and now our all-female edited Volumes 8 and 9 are breaking the glass ceiling in business scholarship. Our call for papers is an opportunity to elevate cutting-edge research that is fitting of our entrepreneurial goals.” Lucy Kelly, Editor-in-Chief, AUBLR.

Articles selected for publication will be featured among exclusively female writers in Issue 9.1. AUBLR looks forward to reviewing articles written by at least one author who has a JD or advanced law degree from a law school located in the United States. AUBLR seeks articles in a variety of paper formats on a range of topics.

AUBLR’s All Women Issue and its authors will be celebrated at an event in May 2019. This inaugural Women in Business Law Leadership conference is AUBLR’s first annual event honoring the achievements of women in business law and business law scholarship. Details will be released in the coming weeks.

Please direct questions and submissions to Amy D’Avella, Senior Articles Editor, at blr-sae@wcl.american.edu.

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