As one of the preeminent criminal law journals in the nation, recently ranked the #6 journal in the country for scholarship on criminal law and procedure, The Berkeley Journal of Criminal Law (“BJCL”) publishes work covering a broad range of topics in both substantive and procedural criminal law.

Please see below for our general submission requirements for articles.

Submission Requirements:

§ Submissions must be related to some aspect of criminal law.

§ Submissions must be novel and original work.

§ Articles must be submitted via Scholastica for consideration at

§ Articles must comply with Bluebook citation format for law journal articles.

If you have any questions, please reach out to our submissions team at We look forward to receiving and reading your scholarship.