Submission Guidelines


Information for Authors 

BFLR welcomes submissions in the form of articles, essays, and comments from members of the legal community on a rolling basis.  BFLR requests that authors submit manuscripts through Scholastica, ExpressO, or through this submit page. BFLR does not accept submissions sent by postal service.



All submissions should be in original Microsoft Word format, with one-inch margins and page numbers at the bottom center of each page. If submitting directly through the BFLR portal, please send the final document in PDF format. Text should be in 12-point Times New Roman font, double-spaced. Footnotes should be in 10-point Times New Roman font, single-spaced.

All footnotes should be in conformance with The Blue Book: A Uniform System of Citation (20th ed. 2015).



Online Submissions and Responses: no more than 3,000 words, including footnotes

Essays and Comments: 6,000 – 18,000 words, including footnotes.

Articles: no more than 30,000 words, including footnotes.


Expedited Review and Withdrawal 

To request an expedited review or withdraw your submission via Scholastica, ExpressO, or email, if submitted through the BFLR portal. BFLR will make every effort to accommodate an expedited review request within a prompt manner.