Submission Policies


Philosophy of Seattle University Law Review

For more information, please see Seattle University Law Review Aims and Scope page.

Who Can Submit?

Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in Seattle University Law Review provided he, she, or they own(s) the copyright to the work being submitted or is authorized by the copyright owner or owners to submit the article. Authors are the initial owners of the copyrights to their works (an exception in the non-academic world to this might exist if the authors have, as a condition of employment, agreed to transfer copyright to their employer).
Please submit your article by email to Lawreview@seattleu.edu.

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General Submission Rules

Submitted articles cannot have been previously published, nor be forthcoming in an archival journal or book (print or electronic). Please note: "publication" in a working-paper series does not constitute prior publication. If you have concerns about the submission terms for Seattle University Law Review, please contact the editors.

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Formatting Requirements

Seattle University Law Review has no general rules about the formatting of articles upon initial submission. There are, however, rules governing the formatting of the final submission. See Final Manuscript Preparation Guidelines for details. Although bepress can provide limited technical support, it is ultimately the responsibility of the author to produce an electronic version of the article as a high-quality PDF (Adobe's Portable Document Format) file, or a Microsoft Word, WordPerfect or RTF file that can be converted to a PDF file.

It is understood that the current state of technology of Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF) is such that there are no, and can be no, guarantees that documents in PDF will work perfectly with all possible hardware and software configurations that readers may have.

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Rights for Authors and Seattle University School of Law Digital Commons

As further described in our Author Agreement, the authors retain copyright in their work but assign expansive reproduction and republication rights to Seattle University School of Law Digital Commons.

Attribution and Usage Policies

Reproduction, posting, transmission, or other distribution or use of the article or any material therein, in any medium as permitted by a personal-use exemption or by written agreement of Seattle University School of Law Digital Commons, requires credit to Seattle University School of Law Digital Commons as initial publisher of the work.

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General Terms and Conditions of Use

Users of the Seattle University School of Law Digital Commons website and/or software agree not to misuse the Seattle University School of Law Digital Commons service or software in any way.

The failure of Seattle University School of Law Digital Commons to exercise or enforce any right or provision in the policies or the Submission Agreement does not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any term of the Submission Agreement or these policies is found to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Submission Agreement and these policies remain in full force and effect. These policies and the Submission Agreement constitute the entire agreement between Seattle University School of Law Digital Commons and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.

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