Submissions

The NYU Journal of Law & Business is dedicated to publishing innovative legal scholarship in the area of law and business. The Journal provides a forum for dialogue and thorough analysis of issues, ideas, problems, and solutions relating to law and business. We look for articles, essays, and comments from academics, judges, and practicing lawyers that are well written, well researched, and contribute original ideas to the scholarship.

The Journal focuses on recent developments and innovative successes in the law and business community. We highly value pieces that provide guidance for practitioners working within the fields of law and business. The Journal explores a number of general areas, including: international law and business; law and finance; and the effect of law and business on public interest organizations. The Journal also addresses contemporary topics in law and business, including: corporate governance; mergers and acquisitions; venture capital and private equity; bankruptcy and restructuring; capital markets; and securities.

How to Submit

The Journal accepts submissions throughout the year via ExpressO and Scholastica, and via email at law.submissions.jlb[at]nyu.edu. Please include a CV with all submissions. Your CV should include the title of the piece that you have submitted for review. 

Submission Requirements

Topic: The NYU Journal of Law & Business only considers articles that deal with the interrelationship between the fields of law and business.

Length: The Journal is committed to publishing work that is concise and readable. Though there is no maximum or minimum word or page requirement for submissions, excessive length (over 30,000 words) will weight significantly against acceptance of your manuscript.

Citations: Citations must conform to the Nineteenth Edition of The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation. Failure to conform to the The Bluebook will be a factor that weighs significantly against acceptance of your manuscript.

Abstract: Please include a short abstract with your submission.

Format: Submissions should be formatted as Word documents. Manuscripts in any other format will not be considered.

Deadlines: For publication in the Fall 2015 issue, the submission deadline is June 1st.  For publication in our Spring 2016 issue, the submission deadline is October 31st.

Data: The Journal values the contributions of empirical and experimental studies to the legal literature, and accordingly takes special care to ensure transparency and reproducibility in papers that use methodologies typically employed by the social sciences. In line with this, authors of such papers are expected to provide any datasets       and experimental procedures not included in the text of the paper to the Journal for publication on our website, unless an exception is made prior to acceptance. Authors are expected to provide the Journal with these materials before the printing phase of our production schedule. Please note that we are able to consider the piece more quickly if the files are provided at the time of submission.

Review Process

We carefully consider each manuscript we receive using an extensive review process. Each piece is reviewed by at least two editors and by a Submissions Committee,which checks for preemption, and solicits faculty review. This process can take several weeks. Authors will be notified of an offer to publish via email.

Expedited Review

If you have received an offer of publication from another journal, please request expedited review of your submission via your author submissions account on ExpressO or Scholastica, via email at law.submissions.jlb[at]nyu.edu. Although we make every effort to honor requests for expedited review, we do not omit any stage of review to process such requests. As such, please note that submissions expedited for a date less than one week from when you seek review may be disadvantaged.

Restrictions on Student Authors

The Journal will only review submissions for inclusion in its Student Notes section if the author is a current J.D. student, or wrote the note as a student. Pieces co-authored by J.D. students will be evaluated as Articles if one or more of the co-authors is not a current J.D. student.

We will consider pieces as Articles that are co-authored by J.D. students if one of the co-authors is not a current J.D. student.