CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Albany Law Review's State Constitutional Commentary

Posted by Candace White, community karma 27

The Editorial Board of Albany Law Review invites submissions for publication in the 25th annual special issue of State Constitutional Commentary that focuses on the relationship between judicial independence, federalism, and the rule of law in state courts. We welcome theoretical, empirical and policy-oriented papers. We invite legal academics and practitioners, as well as law-related scholars, to submit their abstracts on topics exploring the ways in which state courts have or should exercise independence from the direction of federal law—or not.

 Topics: Papers can approach issues relating to independent judicial federalism from a national or state perspective. Legal, law-related, and multidisciplinary approaches are welcome. As has been true for State Constitutional Commentary since its inaugural issue 25 years ago, the purpose has been to explore public law in state courts in the broadest sense with the widest range of perspectives. 

 Submission deadline: A one page (maximum) abstract is due by December 13, 2019. Authors will receive an email response no later than December 20, 2019. Inquiries and submissions should be sent to Candace White,, Executive Editor for State Constitutional Commentary. The due date for final submissions is February 15, 2020. Final papers must be at least fifteen pages in length.