Submissions to The Catholic University Law Review

The  Catholic University Law Review receives many outstanding submissions every year but unfortunately cannot publish every paper. Submissions are reviewed on a rolling basis, beginning in mid-February and concluding when the volume is filled, typically around mid-September. The Law Review is currently accepting submissions for Volume 74 (academic year 2024-25).

Electronic Submissions:
The Law Review prefers that authors submit articles through Scholastica. Authors without Scholastica accounts may submit their articles as a Microsoft Word attachment to Authors are asked to provide an abstract and CV with their submissions. Authors are also encouraged to provide a word count that includes text and footnotes to facilitate faster review of their manuscripts. If you have any further questions, please contact

Status and Expedited Reviews:
The Law Review invites inquiries about the status of articles in the selection process. To inquire about the status of an article review or to request an expedited review, please contact the Lead Articles Editor by email at

For expedited review requests, please provide your name, the title of the article, the names of the journals that have made you an offer, and the date by which you need a response. We will aim to provide a prompt response to any expedited review request.

Withdrawing Your Submission:
Please notify the Lead Articles Editors as soon as possible you are withdrawing an article by emailing as soon as possible if you are withdrawing an article.

Offer of Publication:
Authors selected for publication are generally contacted via email. The offer of publication will always include an expiration date. Once an author accepts the Law Review’s offer, the author is expected to withdraw the manuscript from other journals.

Upon acceptance of an offer, the author will be mailed a copyright agreement and a confirmation letter detailing the Law Review’s production process.