How to Publish a Scholarly Legal Article

Jeffrey T. Dinwoodie, American University Washington College of Law


Writing and publishing law review articles is an excellent way for young lawyers to enhance and hone the research, writing, citation, and project management skills that are essential to a successful legal career. Academic legal writing also helps junior attorneys develop subject matter expertise, and it can help bolster one’s professional credentials and reputation. This guide will help you plan, write, and publish a scholarly legal article.