WRITING OPPORTUNITIES


Annual Publication

Our annual spring publication is accepting pieces now! Final pieces must be submitted by 11:59PM on Saturday, November 24, 2018, and selections will be made shortly thereafter. UCLM welcomes the submission of pieces on any legal topic and in a variety of content formats, including but not limited to essays, articles, investigative pieces, and interviews. Submissions must be at least 1,500 words in length with Chicago style notes and bibliography.

In brainstorming ideas for a potential piece, our journal encourages students to think about specific disagreements in the interpretations of an issue, the legality of current policies and political developments, interdisciplinary approaches to legal thought, as well as critical questions still left unanswered by a case. If you would like to discuss possible ideas for an article's topic, feel free to reach out to the editorial board at editors@uchicagoulm.com. We would be happy to suggest possible topics that warrant your attention. You are also welcome to submit a piece that was previously written for a class if it is relevant.  


Online Blog

This is a great opportunity to get some writing experience by writing varied pieces rather than doing a deep dive into one subject. Blogging is the best forum for discussing legal opinions, providing advice for law school and internship applicants, or exploring interdisciplinary subjects. We publish smaller pieces than our magazine (500-1000 words in length) every month on our website. Blog posts should be written in an Op-Ed style and use the third-person. Blog posts must rely upon concrete sources to support claims, directly hyperlinking body text to these sources. Blog pieces are selected on a monthly basis. If you would like to provide a pitch prior to writing a blog post, please feel free to email editors@uchicagoulm.com.

You can either write as a guest writer or become a staff writer. Staff writers are expected to write at least three quality pieces over the course of the year. 


All submissions must be emailed to editors@uchicagoulm.com.