Call for Papers

Cumberland Law Review is extending our call for papers for Issue 2 of Volume 52 to be published in the 2021-2022 academic year. Issue 2 is focused on the latest developments in technology and the law, including but not limited to: cybersecurity, e-discovery, data management, artificial intelligence, and intellectual property. Further, in Spring of 2022, the Cumberland Law Review will host its annual symposium centered on this topic. Authors for this issue could also receive an invitation to speak at the symposium.


Please email your submission to CLR-articles@samford.edu no later than Monday, August 2, 2021.  We will consider full manuscripts and substantial drafts as well as proposals including the title, abstract, and author’s CV. After offers are accepted, the Cumberland Law Review and the author will work together to determine the deadline for the final paper.  Accepted papers will be published in the Cumberland Law Review, Volume 52, as well as published online by leading legal databases including LexisNexis, HeinOnline, and Westlaw.  Papers should be formatted pursuant to academic literature standards. The Bluebook citation method should be utilized for footnote text.


Call for Papers

Cumberland Law Review Vol. 52

2021-2022


The Cumberland Law Review published its first issue in 1970. It is circulated in all fifty states and internationally. The Law Review’s subscribers include practicing attorneys as well as governments, academics, and law libraries. As a testament to its quality, the Law Review has enjoyed citations by the Alabama Supreme Court, all twelve United States courts of appeals, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

On behalf of the Cumberland Law Review, the Acquisitions Committee is sponsoring a call for papers for Issue 1 and Issue 2 of Volume 52 to be published in the 2021-2022 academic year.

Issue 1 is focused on covering legal reform, including but not limited to: social justice, mental health needs in the criminal justice system, drug law reform, immigration, civil law, constitutional law, and juvenile detention reform.

Issue 2 is focused on the latest developments in technology and the law, including but not limited to: cybersecurity, e-discovery, data management, artificial intelligence, and intellectual property.


The Cumberland Law Review Acquisitions Committee welcomes articles on any topic related to the above mentioned issues. Please submit the title of the article, an abstract, and CV to CLR-articles@samford.edu no later than Monday, June 28, 2021. Decisions about publication will be sent by Monday, July 5, 2021 and a full draft of the article will be needed by Friday, August 20, 2021.


Accepted papers will be published in the Cumberland Law Review, Volume 52, as well as published online by leading legal databases including LexisNexis, HeinOnline, and Westlaw. This quick turnaround allows the Law Review to ensure that certain time-sensitive articles do not become moot during the publication process.


Papers should be formatted pursuant to academic literature standards. The Bluebook citation method should be utilized for footnote text.


Questions may be addressed to our Acquisitions Editor, Stephanie Lynge, at CLR-articles@samford.edu.


We look forward to reviewing new and upcoming submissions, and we wish all health and safety in the future.

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