Submissions

KLJ Print Submissions

We strongly encourage contributors to submit manuscripts through Scholastica or email them to editors@kentuckylawjournal.org. Alternatively, you may mail a hard copy to:

Articles Editor
Kentucky Law Journal
University of Kentucky College of Law
Lexington, KY 40506-0048

The print Journal welcomes the submission of unsolicited articles, essays, or book reviews. Submissions must be typed and double-spaced with footnotes rather than endnotes. Citations should generally conform to The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th ed. 2015). The author’s resume or a brief biographical statement should accompany the manuscript. Unsolicited manuscripts will not be returned unless accompanied by a return envelope and postage. We do not consider manuscripts written by current law students who are not students at the University of Kentucky College of Law.

KLJ Online Originals

Kentucky Law Journal Online publishes short articles on various topics of interest to practitioners, scholars, judges, and students. These articles should investigate legal issues in a scholarly way, but need not be as heavily cited as the articles traditionally published in print journals. The online forum provides a perfect outlet for authors of shorter articles who wish to quickly attract a larger, international audience and foster public commentary or debate about their pieces. Typically, online articles are 5,000 words or less, do not exceed 70 footnotes, and conform to The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th ed. 2015). Please recognize the word and footnote limitations as guidelines rather than strict rules. We are interested in analysis and commentary on a wide range of legal topics:

  • recent court rulings and judicial opinions;
  • national or international trends in the legal profession;
  • intersections between the legal profession and other fields of study, including media communication, healthcare, public policy, economics, education, religion, or social sciences, etc.; or
  • issues currently affecting the practice of law in Kentucky.

Note:  Online articles are not limited to Kentucky law. Submissions will be selected for online publication by members of the KLJ Editorial Board. The deadline for submissions is rolling, as new articles will be published regularly throughout the academic year. If you have questions or are interested in submitting an article for consideration, please contact editors@kentuckylawjournal.org.