Guidelines for Submissions

The North Carolina Law Review is currently not accepting submissions due to a full volume.  We strongly prefer electronic submissions through ExpressO. We will begin accepting submissions through ExpressO on February 1, 2014. The North Carolina Law Review does not accept articles submitted via e-mail. We continue to review hard-copy submissions sent to the following address:

Executive Articles Editor
The North Carolina Law Review
UNC School of Law
Van Hecke-Wettach Hall
100 Ridge Road
Campus Box #3380
Chapel Hill, N.C. 27599-3380

Please note that the volume of articles we receive prevents us from responding to every submission.

North Carolina Issue

For information on submissions to the North Carolina issue, please visit the North Carolina Issue Page.

Guidelines for Publication

The North Carolina Law Review welcomes submissions by judges, professors, and practitioners. All submissions should include a cover letter and conform to the 19th edition of the Bluebook.

Please note that we only accept student writing from current law students at the University of North Carolina School of Law. We do not accept student pieces from students at other law schools.

In an effort to address the growing length of law review articles, the North Carolina Law Review has adopted a new policy limiting the length of articles we will accept or publish. The Review will give preference to articles under 25,000 words in length—the equivalent of 50 law review pages—including text and footnotes. The Review will not publish articles exceeding 40,000 words—the equivalent of 75 to 80 law review pages—except in extraordinary circumstances.

Addendum Submissions

We invite judges, professors, researchers, lecturers, practicing attorneys, and UNC students to submit pieces to Addendum. Publication decisions will be made on a rolling basis. The Editorial Board strives to reach decisions quickly. Most authors will be notified of a decision within two weeks of submitting.

Professional Articles should be limited to 15-20 manuscript pages in length. Student pieces should be limited to 12-15 pages. There is no limitation on subject matter or topic. Submissions on any and all topics of legal scholarship will be considered for publication.

More information is available at our Addendum Submission page.

Expedited Review

In the event you receive an offer from another journal, we will consider expediting review of your article. Please e-mail the Executive Articles Editor at to request an expedited review. Please include your name, phone number, a short title of the piece, the names of other publications from which you have received offers, and the relevant deadline. Please do not e-mail submissions of your manuscript. Although we will try to meet your deadline, we can offer no guarantees. Regrettably, we are unable to perform expedited reviews during our May or December examination periods or during the summer.