The Journal welcomes the submission of articles, essays, and book reviews. The most competitive submissions will be high quality legal scholarship that is of a particular interest to a conservative and libertarian audience. Each manuscript should be typed double-spaced, preferably in the Times New Roman 12-point typeface.
Submissions by Scholastica are strongly preferred. While we also accept submissions via email, we cannot guarantee that email submissions will receive a timely response or acknowledgment. Please do not email article submissions to the Editor-in-Chief or copy the Editor-in-Chief on article submissions to the JLPP email.
Law students should note that while student writing is accepted, we have no process for publishing student notes that are not by Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy editors or recent alumni. As such, competitive student submissions will be of comparable length, scope, and quality as scholarship written by legal academics.
The Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy is published three times annually by the Harvard Society for Law & Public Policy, Inc. Views expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Society or of its officers, directors, editors, members, or staff.
Publishing with JLPP: Per Curiam
Per Curiam aims to be the premier publication for cutting-edge, timely legal scholarship and opinion. We publish both traditional law review-length articles and shorter essays and opinion pieces. It is a place where practitioners, scholars, and those in the legal and policy fields can come together to discuss current legal issues, share ideas, and shape the conservative and libertarian legal landscape.
We are now accepting shorter pieces between 1000-2500 words. If you have a longer essay or law review-length article you would like to publish with us, please send a short description of the topic and thesis. Pieces in Per Curiam are lightly edited, with a focus on proceeding quickly to publication.
If you are interested in submitting something to Per Curiam, please email JLPP.PerCuriam@gmail.com or visit our submissions page under the Per Curiam tab.