Monday, August 25, 2014

USC Undergraduate Journal of Law and Society: Call for Submissions

The USC Journal of Law and Society is pleased to announce a call for papers for its Fall 2014 issue.

Whether exploring the impact of corporate law on international political institutions or the effects of patent law in an age of online piracy, the USC Journal of Law and Society welcomes innovative discourse regarding the law and society.

All undergraduates from any university, major, or program are invited to submit research papers of at least 12 double-spaced pages in length. Papers may have been completed for coursework, independent study, or written specifically for the Journal. We encourage students from a wide range of disciplines to submit papers. Papers should relate to an aspect of law and society in some manner, but need not have these topics as the central theme.

The USC Journal for Law and Society carefully considers all submissions that it receives. Our selection process has many steps: each piece is reviewed anonymously by at least two editors, then each piece moves on to a vote by the body of the Journal. There is no “best” time to submit a paper to the Journal, as every article will receive the same level of review.

Submissions are due Friday, September 12, 2014. Please e-mail submissions to in Word format (.doc or .docx). Please include a cover page with the title of your paper, your full name, your contact information (cell phone number and e- mail address), the name of your university, your major(s), expected year of graduation, and a 4-6 sentence abstract. Please note that by submitting a paper, authors commit to working with the Journal’s staff to edit and prepare the paper in February and March for publication if the paper is selected.

Please contact the Journal at with any questions.