Journal Articles

The Harvard Journal on Legislation considers scholarly submissions for publication through Scholastica. The Journal will not consider submissions made by mail or email. Footnotes should comply with the most recent version of the The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation.

Student Writing


We are always seeking original submissions from students, both for our print and online editions. For online content, we accept both longer pieces to be posted as Online Notes and shorter pieces to fit our Commentary section. We welcome submissions from law as well as non-law students.

We invite submissions on a wide range of topics, including law, policy, politics, and history, as long as the subject matter will be of interest to policymakers. If you would like us to consider a piece for publication or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at


You can submit your pieces by email to with the subject line <LastName, FirstName JOL Student Writing Submission>

Consideration for online publication is on a rolling basis. Please check back later for information about student writing submissions for our next print issue.

For examples of past online content, see JOL Online.