Founded in 2015, Howard Human & Civil Rights Law Review (HCR) is a student-managed, faculty-supervised law review published by the Howard University School of Law.  HCR focuses on issues related to human rights, civil rights, and international law.

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How to Submit


The Howard Human & Civil Rights Law Review welcomes submissions of, and proposals for, reviews of recently published or forthcoming books.  Pieces should be of twenty to forty law-review pages in length, and may address multiple books on a related subject. Decisions on reviews are generally made in September and October for the next volume of the Law Review, and so authors are encouraged to submit reviews and proposals by the end of February in any given year.



The Howard Human & Civil Rights Law Review requests that contributors comply with the following standards:


Electronic Submission

We strongly encourage contributors to submit their manuscripts through Scholastica and Espresso, preferably in Microsoft Word format. Please note that we also accept via email at hcrsolicitationseditor@gmail.com.


Length Limitations

The Review strongly prefers articles under 25,000 words in length — the equivalent of 50 law review pages — including text and footnotes. Length in excess of 30,000 words — the equivalent of 60 law review pages — will weigh significantly against selection.


Citation Format

Please use footnotes rather than endnotes. Footnotes should conform to the 20th edition of The Bluebook.


The HCR Blog
Please click here for information on The HCR Blog, the online companion to the print journal.