WSLJ - Submissions

Thank you for your interest in publishing with the Willamette Sports Law Journal. We invite the submission of unsolicited manuscripts specifically in the area of Sports Law. This of course can cover a wide range of subject areas; such as Labor Law to Intellectual Property. Well-written and carefully-edited articles on legal issues of contemporary significance in sports are preferred. Articles may be submitted via email, or as printed manuscripts. (Upon acceptance for publication, electronic versions of printed manuscripts will be required.)

All submissions should be formatted in conformance with The Bluebook: A Uniform Style of Citation. Please submit your article submissions through ExpressO. If you have any questions, please contact Arash Afshar.

Review Process

A team of Articles Editors carefully reviews all submissions to the Willamette Sports Law Journal. Articles are selected based on a variety of factors, including contemporary relevancy, novelty, and quality of writing and editing. Our goal is to critically review all submissions within two weeks of the date received.

Offer of Publication

Authors of accepted articles will be notified as soon as possible. Once accepted, the article is placed in our publication schedule. In our author notification, we will provide the author with a prospective date of publication.

Editing Process

Once an article is accepted for publication, the article is assigned to either a junior editor or our Editor-in-Chief. The Editor-in-Chief will serve as the primary contact person for the author and see the article through all stages of the editing process. The Willamette Sports Law Journal employs a team editing approach, which we believe provides a more thorough and detailed edit of the piece.