Student Note Submissions

Thank you for your interest in submitting your student note to the UC Irvine Law Review. The submission deadlines for the 2014–2015 academic school year are August 22, 2014 at 5 p.m. and January 16, 2015 at 5 p.m. We accept student notes only from UC Irvine Law students and alumni, including UC Irvine Law Review members and nonmembers. Please e-mail your submission to lawreview@lawnet.uci.edu.

Content Guidelines

  • Preference will be given to notes that are 25,000 words or less.
  • Please include a short abstract summarizing the main arguments and thesis.
  • Please include a table of contents.

Faculty Approval

  • Before submitting your note, you must obtain a faculty advisor’s approval of the general accuracy of the law in your note.
  • When you submit your note, please include the name of your faculty advisor and provide some evidence of your faculty supervisor’s approval of the general accuracy of the law in your note. The approval may be an informal statement. For example, students have previously forwarded an informal e-mail exchange between the student and faculty supervisor.

Attribution and Style Guidelines

  • The UC Irvine Law Review uses The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (19th ed. 2010) where it offers rules and The Chicago Manual of Style (16th ed. 2010) for all other style questions. Your student note should conform to the rules and style guidelines in The Bluebook and The Chicago Manual of Style.
  • Please provide attribution for all statements of fact or law that are not common knowledge. Please use footnotes rather than endnotes, a bibliography, or in-line citations. Citations should identify the specific, relevant portions of cited sources.
  • You must conduct a preemption check to test the originality of your work. Using Lexis, Westlaw, the SSRN abstract database, and Google, please conduct keyword and subject searches to confirm that your note offers an original thesis. Please note your findings, especially any similar work, in a brief memo. Please provide this memo as a separate document when you submit your student note. Finally, include a statement indicating that you have not previously published a similar piece.

Technical Guidelines

  • Please submit your note in Microsoft Word format.
  • Upon acceptance of your note, you must submit PDF copies of all your sources. The PDF sources you collect must conform to the Law Review’s source collection and file-naming conventions. Upon acceptance of a note, the Notes Chair will inform the note author of the Law Review’s source collection and file-naming conventions. If you would like to review our source collection and file-naming conventions before you submit your note, please contact the Student Notes Committee at lawreview@lawnet.uci.edu.  
  • Upon acceptance of your note, please submit a separate data file for empirical work and high-resolution files of illustrations, graphs, or figures. Additionally, if cited material is unavailable for public access or is likely to be difficult to obtain, please provide digital files, scans, or photocopies to allow our editors to verify and properly cite the materials.

Please contact the Student Notes Committee at lawreview@lawnet.uci.edu if you have any questions. We look forward to reading your submission! 

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