Call for Submissions: American University Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law Vol. 31

Posted by Senior Articles Editor, community karma 139

Dear Law Professors and Legal Practitioners,

As the Senior Articles Editor for the Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law, I am delighted to inform you we are currently accepting article submissions for publication in our upcoming issues for Volume 31. Submissions responding to this call will not only be considered for publication in issue 31.1, but also subsequent issues to be published in the upcoming academic year. 

The Journal accepts submissions on a wide variety of topics and subjects within the legal field. We are interested in topics including disability law, racial justice and the law, constitutional issues, gender-based legal issues, health law, LGBTQIA+ issues within the legal system, as well as other social justice topics. To see our past publications, please visit and Westlaw for a complete list. Washington and Lee Law Review has ranked American University’s Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law as one of the top ten journals in the subject of Gender, Women and Sexuality and the Law.

You can submit your article for consideration by email to, or via Scholastica. The Journal is looking for articles that present new legal arguments or unique perspectives about timely legal issues, primarily focused on U.S. law or topics with a strong nexus to U.S. law (comparative sections are acceptable). We prefer pieces that are around 15,000 words and include at least 150 footnotes. Generally, we evaluate articles depending on a variety of factors, including: the strength of the argument, novelty, complexity, policy considerations, and making sure that the overall topic(s) falls within the Journal’s subject area. Please note we do not accept articles written by current law students, and only publish individuals who have been out of law school for at least one year.

We look forward to receiving your article submission. Sincerely,

Sumra Wahid
Senior Articles Editor
Journal of Gender, Social Policy, & the Law