Qualifications for Print
VOL. 7 NO. 3 SUBMISSION DEADLINE: December 20 at 11:59 PM PST
The CJLPP is looking for academic papers for our upcoming symposium edition. Volume 7, Number 3 is focused on the topic of migration, and its theme is Borders and Bridges: Migration in the 21st Century. Papers for Volume 7, Number 3 must relate to migration, but they do not need not be about migration in the American context. Non-migration-related papers will be held for consideration for publication in Volume 7, Number 4.
Our journal is especially receptive to research papers, senior theses, and independent studies or final papers written for classes. 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. There is no length constraint, but pieces we publish tend to be at least 5-6 pages long.
Please submit your work (Microsoft Word documents ONLY) and direct questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. We use the Bluebook style for citations. Include your email address on the cover page.
Selected pieces will be published in the print edition 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 Digital Content
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.
Please email work and direct questions to email@example.com.