The longest continually published law review in the nation, the
Massachusetts Law Review, is published quarterly by the
MBA and includes articles, case comments and book reviews of
interest to MBA members.
The editorial board comprises lawyers, judges and academics
representing a variety of legal disciplines and specialties. The
Law Review board is always looking for submissions from
members of the bar.
Whether an article or case comment, the board is looking for
pieces offering a deeper analysis of a legal issue, rather than a
Articles should discuss applicable case law,
statutes, rules or regulations. Articles may run anywhere from
5,000 to 15,000 words. Topics should be timely and likely to be of
interest to Massachusetts practitioners.
Case comments are confined to a discussion of a
recent civil or criminal case with relevant cites and a brief
description of related cases. The comments run 2,500 to 3,000
Book reviews discuss recent books of interest
to practitioners and run about 2,000 words.
All article submissions are subject to peer review and to a vote
by a majority of the editorial board members. If accepted for
publication, an editor is assigned and the editing process begins.
Authors may either submit proposals or full articles to the
editorial board by e-mailing them to Director of Media and
Communications Liz Kennedy at [e-mail lkennedy].