Journal of Legal Studies Education

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Edited By: Stephanie M. Greene, Boston College

Online ISSN: 1744-1722

Author Guidelines

Information for Contributors

Manuscripts: The Journal does not accept previously published manuscripts or those that will be published elsewhere. Manuscripts may be sent simultaneously to other journals on the condition that the Journal is advised, and that the author(s) undertake to inform the edition immediately if the work is to be published elsewhere.

The Journal publishes refereed articles, teaching tips, and review of books, and other media. Manuscripts that relate to teaching, research, and/or related disciplines such as business ethics, business and society, public policy and individual areas of business law-related specialities which are taught in the non-law schools are appropriate topics. The Journal will also consider short, but well-researched works covering ‘‘recent developments’’ in substantive areas taught by legal studies faculty.

The editorial board selects high quality manuscripts that are of interest to a substantial portion of the Journal’s readers. The editors look for: innovative ideas, some element of novelty, good writing, evidence of literature survey where available, and compliance with A Uniform System of Citation, 19th edition, for footnote form. All articles should be sent to Stephanie Greene, JLSE Editor-in-Chief, at The journal accepts submissions electronically. Authors should use a file attachment to an email sent to indicating ‘‘JLSE Submission’’ in the subject line. Authors must remove all identifying information from the electronic submission attached file in order to assure blind review. If files do contain identifying information, authors will be requested to resubmit the file with the information dedacted. All reviews of books, software and films should be sent to Stephanie Greene at the email address noted above.

Copy: All copy, including footnotes and indented portions, must be at least doublespaced (triple-spaced is preferred) with wide margins. To permit blind refereeing, the manuscripts must not identify the author or the author’s institutional affiliation. A removable cover page should contain the title, the name, position, institutional affiliation, address, e-mail address and telephone number of each author. The first page of the manuscript should also contain the title. Footnotes or references identifying the author(s) should be deleted or placed on the removable cover page. Footnotes may appear in or at the end of the manuscript. Manuscripts will not be accepted for publication unless all footnotes and citations are in compliance with a Uniform System of Citation, 19th edition. The author is responsible for compliance with this system of citation and footnote accuracy.

Tables and Figures: Tables should be included in the manuscript with clear, self-explanatory headings and, if appropriate, the source at the bottom.

Action: Consideration of manuscripts is normally complete within eight weeks after receipt by the Journal. Authors are obliged to proofread the galley proofs. It is also the responsibility of authors to obtain permission to preprint copyrighted material and to pay any necessary fees. Permission forms are available from the editor. In case of coauthored works the editor will correspond with the lead author. Authors must sign a copyright release.

Citations: The Journal is properly cited as J. LEGAL STUD. EDUC.

Note: The Journal of Legal Studies Education is indexed in the Current Law Index, The Legal Resources Index and Legal Trac.

General correspondence should be addressed to Stephanie Greene, Boston College - Carroll School of Management, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467.

Editorial Board Announcements:

Call for Reviewers
If you wish to review manuscripts for the Journal of Legal Studies Education, please send a current resume and a letter indicating your scholarly interests and/or areas of expertise to Stephanie Greene, Boston College - Carroll School of Management, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467. Each year, interested reviewers may be invited to become JLSE staff editors on the basis of their demonstrated ability to provide timely and thorough reviews of manuscripts.

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