Information for Authors

The Virginia Law & Business Review currently publishes three times a year: fall, winter, and spring. We welcome submissions in the form of articles, essays, comments, and book reviews from judges, professors, practitioners, and law clerks on a rolling basis. However, at this time we only consider student notes from University of Virginia students. Please see the Student Notes page for submission information.


We strongly prefer articles under 20,000 words, including footnotes. Manuscripts under 10,000 words, including footnotes, are generally reviewed as essays or comments. We strongly prefer book reviews under 5,000 words, including footnotes.


Manuscripts should use Times New Roman 12 inch font, double line spacing, one-inch margins and be numbered at the bottom center of each page. All footnotes should be in conformance with The Blue Book: A Uniform System of Citation.


We accept manuscripts on a rolling basis.

We consider expedite requests during the school year, but not over the summer from May until mid-August. Expedites should be sent by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

An expedite request should include: (1) the author’s name, email address, and daytime telephone number; (2) the date by which an answer is required; and (3) the name of the journal that has offered publication.

We will make every effort to reply to expedite requests in a timely fashion, but may not always be able to reply if the deadline is extremely short.

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