Monday, May 08, 2006

Student publication opportunities

Per a recent conversation with a friend of mine, I'd like to ask if anyone out there knows of publication opportunities for student-written articles. In particular, the paper concerns award of attorneys' fees during clemency proceedings for condemned prisoners, so something specific to the the criminal law/capital punishment area would be ideal.

Yes, I realize this makes me sound like a pompous ass, but no, I didn't write the paper. So blow me.

7 comments:

Andy said...

Well, here's what i know. The Wisconsin Law Review has a provision in our by-laws where a student can get on to Law Review by turning in a piece of publishable quality. This leads me to believe that we accept student-written pieces, at least on some level. I know that at least one of the other two journals at Wisconsin accepts student pieces for consideration of publication.

Further, when we all wrote our notes or comments, we were told that even if we didn't get published int he WLR, we could try to get our pieces published in other journals. This leads me to believe that other journals accept student-written pieces, as well. Unfortunately, i don't have any specific journals in mind, but i'm sure you can find some if you look around.

AK said...

I can't tell you specifically where to send the article, but my law review receives lots of student-written articles. Our official policy is that we don't publish students (other than our own staff members), however we have published articles written by people while they were still students. For example, people who are graduating now are being considered for publication in next year's issues.
As for articles written by students who aren't graduating... We'll take a look and if it's really good we'll consider waiving our rules.
You might want to look into a service like ExpressO that will send your article out to all the journals that subscribe to the service. It's bound to find receptive eyes somewhere.

Nye! said...

OK, so, uhm... which law review are you with, exactly?

ak said...

I'm Editor in Chief of the Southwestern University Law Review

Nye! said...

Ah, Southwestern. Do you know Ryan Skiver?

AK said...

Can't say I do, sorry.

Nye! said...

That's OK, I don't either. But he dated my wife's best friend from elementary school a couple of times, I guess. I think he was an 04 or 05 Southwestern Law grad.