Qualifications for Print
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: October 31st, 2017 at 11:59 PM
The CJLPP is looking for papers ranging from 4 to 8 single-spaced pages in length. Our journal is especially receptive to research papers, senior theses, and independent studies or final papers written for classes. Papers need not be on American law or public policy — they can be on international systems or the law or public policy of any country. We consider submissions on a rolling basis for each issue, so if your piece is not finished by the deadline, please still submit it upon completion.
Students in any field of study are encouraged to submit their work, so long as their piece relates to the law or public policy. Possible disciplinary perspectives include, but are not limited to: History, Criminology, Economics, Sociology, Anthropology, English, Biology, Neuroscience, Philosophy, Linguistics, Psychology, and Political Science.
Please submit your work (Microsoft Word documents ONLY) and direct questions or concerns by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. We use the Chicago style for citations. Include your email address on the cover page.
Selected pieces will be published in the ninth issue of the Claremont Journal of Law and Public Policy. Other pieces may be selected for online publication only.
*Note: Due to the volume of submissions that we receive, we will only get in touch with writers whose work has been selected for publication.
Additionally, we welcome submissions to our blog (see below).
Qualifications for Blog
The Claremont Journal of Law and Public Policy’s blog is a more accessible and abbreviated version of our hard-copy publication. Pieces published on the blog are often based around current events, but they are not limited to these topics. The most important factor that we are looking for in submissions is the quality of legal or public policy analysis of an issue or current event. The scope of this issue can be large—themes relevant to international law or Constitutional questions—or they can be relatively small in scope—questions surrounding a local law or public policy debate. The best submissions will fully answer these questions: what is the significance of this issue? Why does it matter?
Usually around 500-800 words are sufficient to explore a subject to the appropriate depth. Again, we want an accessible analysis of a law or public policy question, not a lengthy investigation.
Reputable web sources are sufficient for submissions, but more intensive legal research is welcomed. Please hyperlink sources appropriately—citations are not necessary.
Keep your eyes on the blog if you are interested in submitting a piece! We publish regularly throughout the week, and when choosing your topic, it is important that you take into consideration the pieces that we have already published. A diversity of content is always appreciated.