The Thomas M. Cooley Law Review is currently accepting articles, commentaries, and essays for upcoming issues.

Thomas M. Cooley Law Review articles have been cited in 312 different law-related periodicals totaling 987 law review articles. Articles have been used as persuasive authority in seven briefs in the United States Supreme Court – including one decided in 2006. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor cited one of our articles in one of her opinions. Articles have been cited in the decisions of ten state supreme courts: Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, Tennessee, Texas, and West Virginia. Articles have also been cited by the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th, 6th, and 8th Circuits, as well as numerous state appellate and district courts.

Submissions may be sent to:

Thomas M. Cooley Law Review
300 S. Capitol Avenue
P.O. Box 13038
Lansing, Michigan 48901
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Submission Guidelines:

The Law Review voting board will be considering the following guidelines when reviewing articles for publication: 
  • Topic choice - a "hot" topic or topic of ongoing public interest; Michigan-focused; intended for an audience of practitioners, judges, or law students
  • Likelihood of article proliferation - potential for future citation of the article
  • Author expertise/Weight of authority - assertions are supported by appropriate authority; if citations are omitted, author expertise is considered
  • Lucid writing - quality of the writing as it exists in the article; writing is clear, cogent, organized, reasoned, logical, and structured
  • Solution-oriented/New issues raised - article recommends a novel solution to an established problem, or raises new questions, perspectives, and issues.
Each submission must include the following documents:
  • Article for publication consideration
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
Each article submitted must conform to the following guidelines:
  • Microsoft Word Format
  • 12-point font, Times New Roman
  • 1-Inch Margins
  • Double Spaced
  • Left Justification
  • One Space Between Sentences
  • Footnotes in the form set forth in the Nineteenth Edition of the Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation