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The Extent to Which Parents Should Regulate Their Children’s Abortions -

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Human Rights in a Reclusive Context: North Korea -

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Separation without Justification: Parental Rights of Pregnant Juveniles in Correctional Facilities -

Thursday, May 5, 2016

U.S. Asylum after September 11: Failures of the PATRIOT and ID Acts -

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Genomicare: The Affordable Care Act of 2023 -

Thursday, May 5, 2016

“Social Worker with a Gun:” The Role of Policing in Harm Reduction Among Addicts -

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Pulling Principles Out of Thick Air: The Incorporation of Customary International Law Under the Alien Tort Claims Act of 1789 After Sosa v. Alvarez-Machain -

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Schuette v. BAMN: Moving Toward a Colorblind Constitution -

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

American Women in Combat: What Israel and Canada Can Teach the United States About Integration -

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Now Accepting Submissions! -

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Join WULR! -

Monday, April 25, 2016

The Intersection of Lawlessness and Justice: Police Misconduct -

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

A Recommendation for Eliminating Lifetime Tenure for Federal Judges -

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Admissions Panel A Great Success! -

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Law School Admissions Panel -

Monday, November 3, 2014

VICTORY OF THE MINORITY: The Jehovah’s Witnesses’ Fight for Constitutional Rights -

Monday, June 30, 2014

VACATING CONVICTIONS: The Efficacy of One Form of Relief from the Consequences of Conviction -

Monday, June 30, 2014

Submissions

The Washington Undergraduate Law Review (WULR) accepts submissions year-round.

The WULR is an academic legal journal at the University of Washington that publishes law-related essays, research papers, and other written work by undergraduates. Submissions will be selected for publication by the WULR’s executive editors based upon quality of writing, research, and analysis.

 

Rules & Procedures

1. The Washington Undergraduate Law Review accepts submissions on a rolling basis, and submissions from all majors. We attempt to make publication decisions within 4 months of submission. We publish three times a year, in December, March, and June. Submissions made during the summer may receive a delayed response.
2. Submissions should be the author’s original work, not previously published or soon to be published in a different journal.
3. Articles must be concerned with a legal topic. We receive many submissions on subjects that may have a political nature but are not concerned with laws and their implications. Please review your submission and make sure it meets this criterion before submitting.
4. Articles submitted should be between 4,000 and 8,000 words long excluding notes and citations. This generally converts to between 15 and 30 pages double-spaced. Articles that are longer than 8,000 words may be considered, however they will be held to a significantly higher standard for publication.
5. Articles should be accessible to both experts and non-experts. Technical terms and relevance of interest to the non-expert should always be explained.
6. In-text citations should be in footnote form, marked with Arabic rather than Roman numerals. Authors will be required to format their citations in Bluebook form prior to publication.
7. Notes should be kept to a minimum and only included when clarification is absolutely necessary. We expect pertinent information to be included in the main text of the paper rather than notes.
8. Charts, graphs, maps, and illustrations may be included if they are relevant to the argument of the paper. In other cases they detract from the overall flow of the journal and should be left out.

Submissions standards adapted from Oxford Journals

 

File Format

Email articles as a Microsoft Word file (.doc or .docx) in double-spaced, 12 point type. Please label the file attachment with your first then last name (ex: Jean Daniels.doc). Articles should include a cover page with the following information:

  • Full name
  • Contact information (email, phone)
  • Article title
  • Complete abstract
  • Brief biography
  • College / University

Please send all submissions to wulr@uw.edu.

 

Citations

Citation styles commonly used by the humanities (Chicago, MLA, APA, Turabian, etc.) and legal literature (The Bluebook, The Maroonbook, ALWD, OSCOLA, etc.) will be converted to The Bluebook. Articles chosen for publication will be converted by WULR to conform with The Bluebook style guide. When citing sources, precision is expected. Authors must comprehensively cite all sources that are referred to, paraphrased, or directly quoted in their articles. Articles chosen for publication in the WULR will be converted so that they conform with The Bluebook style guide.

The WULR has a no-tolerance policy for plagiarism and academic dishonesty, and any submission found to contain plagiarism will be rejected. All submissions will be run through a plagiarism detector.

 

Bluebook Style Guide

The WULR employs The Bluebook, a style guide formulated by law review editors from Harvard University, Columbia University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Yale University. First published in 1926, The Bluebook is currently in its 19th edition [ISBN – 9780615361161], and is available in university law libraries, for purchase online or in stores, and can be accessed through its own proprietary website.

A number of law libraries have developed online tools for authors to familiarize themselves with the Bluebook style:

    1. Georgetown Law Library: ‘Bluebook Guide – Citing Cases’
    2. University of Washington Law Library: ‘Bluebook 101’
    3. New England Law / Boston: ‘Bluebooking Guide: Examples’
    4. Suffolk University Law School: ‘A Bluebook Guide for Law Students’
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