Thank you for considering the American University Business Law Review!  We invite professors, judges, and practitioners to submit articles and essays; however, we consider student work only from American University Business Law Review staff members.

Topics Considered:

We welcome article and essay submissions on any business law topic, but prefer those that address the influence of the political, legislative, and/or regulatory processes on business law (in any of its forms).  Previous issues have included articles on the laws of corporations, white-collar crime and corporate compliance, energy, fashion, international trade, labor and employment, securities, and cybersecurity.

The Executive Editor ( invites any questions about possible topics or approaches.

Form and Format of Submissions: 

Articles should be submitted in .doc, .docx, or .pdf formats and should contain footnotes (rather than endnotes) that provide substantial support for the text.  Typically, our published pieces do not exceed 25,000 words or 300 footnotes, but exceptions can be made.

We prefer direct electronic submissions of articles and essays by email to the Executive Editor, at  Authors should include an abstract, CV, and cover letter.  We also accept submissions via ExpressO.

If the submission is an expedited request, please indicate that in the subject heading of the email and we will respond accordingly.

We try to confirm by e-mail all direct submissions, but regret the inability to respond directly to each ExpressO submission.

Timing of Submission:

The American University Business Law Review will publish 3 issues in Volume 3 during the 2013-2014 academic school year.  We receive and review submissions on a rolling basis, but primarily consider submissions during the time periods listed below.

For Volume 3.2, we will primarily select submissions for publication during the month of September in anticipation of a mid-fall production process.

For Volume 3.3, we will primarily select submissions for publication during the month of January in anticipation of an early spring production process.


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