Buffalo Law Review

Article Submissions

The Buffalo Law Review welcomes unsolicited manuscripts on topics of contemporary legal significance. Text should be double or triple spaced. Footnotes should conform to the standards set forth in The Bluebook. Manuscripts cannot be returned unless accompanied by a self-addressed, postage-paid envelope. All editorial work is performed on Windows workstations using Microsoft Word software.

The Buffalo Law Review reserves editorial privilege with regard to all matters of form, including but not limited to, diction, grammar, spelling, syntax and matters of convention, as well as with regard to the substantive accuracy of citations.

Due to the large number of submissions received by the Buffalo Law Review each semester, only authors to whom the Review has decided to extend offers will be contacted. The Buffalo Law Review prides itself in a speedy and thorough articles review process, and will generally extend any offers of publication within one month of receiving a submission.

Electronic Submissions

The Buffalo Law Review accepts submissions through either its ExpressO or Scholastica academic publishing accounts. Submissions may also be emailed to Patrick Callahan, pfcallah@buffalo.edu. Authors who submit electronically should attach a cover letter and a curriculum vitae in addition to the article. The subject line of the email should be:

  • "Article Submission: [Author Name]" for articles
  • "Book Review Submission: [Author Name]" for book reviews
  • “Docket Submission: [Author Name]” for rapid communications in Law

Postal Mail

Alternatively, submissions may be sent to the following address.

Buffalo Law Review; University at Buffalo Law School; 605 John Lord O'Brian Hall; Buffalo, New York 14260

Expedited Review

If you have received an offer from another journal for your article or book review and would like to request an expedited review, please send an e-mail to Patrick Callahan, pfcallah@buffalo.edu. The subject line of the email should only include the string "Expedited Review." In the body of the email, please include your name, the title of the manuscript, the date the current offer expires, a deadline for a decision from the Buffalo Law Review, and your contact information.