Submission Guidelines

The University of Michigan Law School’s Hutchins Hall at night

For questions regarding content submissions, please email mjls.execs@umich.edu. To submit, either email mjls.execs@umich.edu or upload your documents here. Submissions for our second issue are due by Friday, July 15 at 11:59pm EDT.

MJLS is Accepting Book Reviews and Articles for its Second Issue:

Articles

To apply, please send the following materials to mjls.execs@umich.edu by July 15, 2022, with “MJLS Article Submission” in the subject line:

  • An abstract of no more than 450 words.
  • Contact information for the manuscript’s author(s).
  • A CV or resume for the manuscript’s author(s). 
  • A 8,000-15,000-word manuscript that conforms to MJLS’s theme of Law & Social Movements (including Abstract, Methods, Title, References/Footnotes, and Figure Legends). MJLS seeks to publish a variety of different pieces with different disciplinary and substantive focuses. Similarly, MJLS seeks to publish content of varying lengths and will not penalize manuscript’s that fall near the 8,000 or 15,000 word limits.

Book Reviews

To apply, please send the following materials to mjls.execs@umich.edu by July 15, 2022, with “MJLS Book Review Submission” in the subject line:

  • An abstract of no more than 450 words.
  • Contact information for the book review’s author(s).
  • A CV or resume for the book review’s author(s). 
  • A 1,000-2,000-word book review that conforms to MJLS’s theme of Law & Social Movements
  • The book being reviewed should have been published within the last 0-3 years. 

Format of Manuscripts:

  • Submissions to the Michigan Journal of Law & Society should conform to the following guidelines: 
    • The entire document, including notes and references, should utilize 1-inch margins. The above-the-line body text and references should be 12 pt. Times New Roman (or equivalent font), double-spaced. Footnotes may conform to Microsoft Word default fonts and spacing, and may be single-spaced.
    • Documents should be submitted in unlocked Word format. 

References:

  • Text and writing style should conform to The Chicago Manual of Style (17th ed. 2017). Citations should appear in footnotes and conform to either The Chicago Manual of Style or the Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (21st ed. 2020). Footnotes that are submitted in Chicago-style will be converted to Bluebook format.

The Michigan Journal of Law & Society is a light-edit journal, meaning that authors are not required to accept MJLS’s stylistic suggestions. MJLS’s editing process will streamline and strengthen written work while reducing pressures to add citations or explanatory material, thus speeding up the process by which important scholarship can enter scholarly debate and inform the public consciousness.