Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Submission Instructions

The Journal welcomes manuscripts that discuss issues relevant to arts, entertainment, media, and intellectual property law. We review submissions throughout the year, making most offers of publication in July and August.

To submit an article for consideration, please send an e-mail with the submission and author’s CV attached to our Executive Submissions Editor at We also accept electronic manuscripts by submission through ExpressO and Scholastica.

The Journal is committed to publishing a diverse, inclusive range of scholarship. We believe that the arts and legal communities are greatly enriched by articles which discuss a broad variety of legal issues and which represent the work of authors from all sorts of backgrounds.

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Submission Requirements
  • All manuscripts submitted for consideration should be in Microsoft Word format. They should be single-spaced with citations placed in footnotes that conform to The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (Columbia Law Review Ass’n et al. eds., 21st ed. 2020).
  • Submissions must be under 30,000 words.
  • Please submit a CV for each author.
  • At this time, the Journal does not review submissions from current J.D. students.
  • The Journal does not currently publish book reviews.
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For questions about our submission policies, please contact our Executive Submissions Editor at For questions about our publication process, please contact our Executive Articles Editor at

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