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The Selection Process

The Albany Law Review publishes articles that make significant and original contributions to the law and legal scholarship.  We do not preclude articles based upon pre-set length or topic limitations. Essays, book reviews, and student note or comments will be considered on a limited basis.

All articles submitted should be of publishable quality and in substantially finished form.

General Submissions

Manuscripts may be submitted to:

Albany Law Review through ExpressO

Alternatively, you may submit a manuscript in an easily read format (please include an electronic copy) to:

Albany Law Review
Attn: Executive Editor of Lead Articles
80 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY 12208

If you are submitting your manuscript by mail, or would like to email your work for consideration, please submit an electronic copy to:

Expedited Review

If another journal has offered to publish your article, you may request an expedited review by emailing Please state "Expedited Review Request" clearly in the subject line of your email, and include the following information in the body of the email: the author's name, the article's title, a contact phone number, the journal making the offer, and the deadline for the expedited review to be completed. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that expedited review deadlines will be met; however, be assured that we will take all reasonable measures to review submissions within the specified time constraints.

Editorial Philosophy

Through editing, Albany Law Review seeks to ensure the substantive and grammatical correctness of every line published.  We will never attempt to alter the "voice" of a piece or its author.  Any and all editorial changes made by Law Review staff will be finally agreed upon by the author prior to publication.