Submissions for JCLC Online are currently closed.
Manuscripts are not being accepted via Scholastica at this time. Please consider JCLC Online in the future. 

The Journal only accepts submissions through its Scholastica portal. If you have any questions, please e-mail Managing Online Editor Nia Crosley at

JCLC Online Submission Guidelines

JCLC Online seeks both traditional and nontraditional content, and will consider articles, essays, book reviews, comments, and policy briefs. JCLC Online encourages submissions from professors, lawmakers, judges, practitioners, academics, and students.

We accept submissions between 3,000 and 10,000 words (including footnotes), with a strong preference for pieces that are between 5,000 and 9,000 words. Text and citations should conform to The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citations (20th ed. 2015) and the Texas Law Review Manual on Usage & Style.

JCLC Online is committed to amplifying the voices of those who are traditionally marginalized in criminal law scholarship and debate. We seek out and encourage submissions from authors with diversity of experience and perspective.

These include but are in no way limited to those who are currently or formerly incarcerated, political activists, students, as well as academics and practitioners of all backgrounds.