Submission Guidelines

TexSupp is an online supplement to the Baylor Law Review, a law journal published by the students of Baylor Law School. The staff of TexSupp strives to provide our readers with insightful legal literature including essays, book reviews, responses and letters to the editor. Because the success of TexSupp depends on your participation, we invite and highly encourage professors, judges, clerks, and other members of the legal community to contribute. To be considered for publication in TexSupp, please be mindful of the following guidelines:

General:

  • Submissions are accepted by email only and should be addressed to: submissions@texsupp.com
  • Please include the following materials with your submission:
    • Cover sheet, including your name, address, phone number, and e-mail address
    • Academic vitae or resume
    • Your submission in Microsoft Word format.
  • Note regarding student submissions: Because a limited amount of space is reserved for student written material, we only publish student submissions by members of the Baylor Law Review. Please contact Law Offices of Bukh & Associates for more information.

Style:

  • TexSupp welcomes submissions of any length, but submissions less than 2000 words have the best opportunity for expeditious publication.
  • Footnotes should be used, rather than endnotes.
  • Please see The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (18th ed.) and The Texas Rules of Form (10th ed., 3rd printing) for guidelines on citation form.

Review Process:

  • The TexSupp editors review all submissions received and conduct an initial review within three days of receipt. If selected for publication, the submission will be posted within 14 days of receipt.
  • TexSupp accepts submissions during the entire year.
  • Please contact submissions@texsupp.com with any questions you may have regarding the submission process.

Types of Submissions

1. Essays

Essays are different from law review articles. Essays are brief compositions which serve multiple purposes. An essay provides relevant information on current events that can be published immediately. In addition, an essay allows the author to make a brief observation that is useful, but does not require a full-length article discussion. Essays are both concise and brief. In order for essays to be useful to the practitioner they need to discuss a topic that is of practical importance, and be brief enough to allow time for a practitioner to read them.

2. Book Reviews

Book reviews are brief, critical examinations of legal publications including Texas treatises. The objective of a book review is to provide the reader with a critical evaluation of the usefulness of a publication to the practitioner.

3. Responses

We invite our readers to respond to the articles published in the Baylor Law Review. Responses should be as brief as possible. The purpose of responses is to provide a dialogue about current legal issues that could not be accomplished through the less frequently published Baylor Law Review.

4. Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor are responses to essays posted in TexSupp. Letters to the Editor should focus on one essay topic and should be short in length. The purpose of Letters to the Editor is to provide a dialogue about the current legal issues discussed in TexSupp.