The Yale Law Journal accepts submissions exclusively through its online submission system. Do not send manuscripts for either The Yale Law Journal's print edition or YLJ Online to individual editors or via email.
Yale Law Journal Submissions
The Yale Law Journal is no longer accepting submissions for print publication for Volume 123. It will begin reading submissions again in the spring for Volume 124. Log in to our submission system to submit work. For submission guidelines, click here. For more information on student submissions, click here.
YLJ Online is still accepting submissions for Volume 123. Log in to our submission system to submit work.
YLJ Online Submissions
The Yale Law Journal Online is still accepting submissions for Volume 123. The YLJ Online Submission Guidelines can be found here.
Publication in YLJ Online is extremely competitive, and all pieces are subjected to a similar, albeit expedited, editing process as those appearing in print. We strongly encourage submissions of between 1,500 and 6,000 words. If a submission goes beyond this upper limit, each word over 6,000 must be integral to the submission's central argument in order for us to consider accepting it.
For a more detailed guide to submissions, please read our submission guidelines. YLJ Online uses a blind submission process. In order to ensure an impartial review of your submission, please identify yourself in your cover letter, but do not identify yourself in your electronic submission.
While YLJ Online operates largely on a rolling basis, continually accepting essays from February through the late Fall, the Volume will usually close by November. During that February-November period, we hope to respond within two weeks and to publish within a few months of acceptance. To submit work to The Yale Law Journal Online, please log in to our submission system.