How to Submit to the New York University Review of Law and Social Change Print Edition 

The New York University Review of Law and Social Change asks that contributors please comply with the following standards when submitting scholarship for consideration by our journal:


 We ask that the scholarship you submit to Social Change fit the page-to-practice model. “Page-to-practice” is a broad term that describes the publication philosophy embraced by the Review of Law and Social Change. It refers to legal scholarship that seeks to eliminate inequalities, correct injustices, or consider the relationship between the law and individuals’ lived experiences. This does not mean that each article must advance discrete recommendations for legal practitioners. Rather, it is intended to encompass novel theoretical approaches to intractable legal problems, concrete policy suggestions, and advice to litigators and to direct service providers.

Word Limits 

Social Change only considers articles that are at least 6,000 words long.


We do not publish articles on international law unless they are directly applicable to domestic practice.

In addition, Social Change publishes only legal scholarship. We do not publish research surveys, book reviews, or purely historical articles.

Citation Format

We ask that you please follow the text and footnote citation rules set forth in A Uniform System of Citation (18th ed. 2005) (“The Bluebook”). For stylistic matters not addressed by The Bluebook, please refer to The Chicago Manual of Style (15th ed. 2003).

 Electronic Submissions

You may submit articles to Social Change for consideration through the express online delivery system: ExpressO. For authors who do not have access to ExpressO, please submit articles in Microsoft Word or PDF format and email them to

Expedited Review

If you have received an offer of publication from another journal and would like Social Change to expedite review of your article, please let us know. We will try to get back to you within one to two weeks.

Website Publishing

Social Change hosts a range of dynamic and timely pieces on its website. We are seeking submissions from 500-6000 words that relate to contemporary issues in the law and legal system. A range of formats and topics are encouraged. Updated submission guidelines will be posted in September. In the interim, if you have a piece that you would like us to consider, please email