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Submissions Guidelines

Environmental Law invites professors, distinguished legal scholars, and practitioners to submit manuscripts on an environmental or related law topic for the Board to review and consider for publication in one of its quarterly issues.

Environmental Law prioritizes manuscripts that focus on analyzing United States environmental laws, regulations, and/or statutes. International topics and policy issues, however, will be considered.

Environmental Law accepts Notes and Comments from only Lewis & Clark Law School JD or L.L.M candidates. Full-length legal articles constitute Notes. Case Comments examine a recent case that addresses a significant environmental (or related) law issue and are shorter than a full-length article.


How to Submit and What to Include

Authors may submit manuscripts through Scholastica (preferred, link below) or via email (

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Submissions should contain a manuscript, a cover letter, and a resume/CV. PDF or Microsoft Word files are accepted. A Microsoft Word version of the manuscript will be required if chosen for publication. Manuscript citations should conform to The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (21st Ed. 2020). Environmental Law prioritizes manuscripts that are well supported with footnote citations that contain few Bluebook errors.


Article Length

Environmental Law has no hard length limitation, however, preference is given to articles that are forty pages or less single-spaced.


Review Process and Expedited Review

Environmental Law reviews manuscripts on a rolling basis throughout the year. The review process typically takes between one to three weeks.

Authors who have received an offer of publication from another journal may request an expedited review. In requesting an expedited review, please email and identify the journal that has extended an offer and the date by which you would like a response from Environmental Law. Environmental Law requires a minimum of seven days to conduct an Expedited Review.


Source Checking

Environmental Law expects citations to be complete and accurate. We are particularly keen on ensuring that all legal assertions are well-cited and are not shy about researching and adding a new source to support an uncited legal assertion.


Offers of Publication

Environmental Law will send an offer of publication via email as soon as the Board has made its decision. Authors are typically required to respond to the Editor-in-Chief within two weeks of the offer of publication date.