ELQ Submissions

The ELQ Editorial Board welcomes articles for review and publication consideration. ELQ publishes articles and book reviews written by law professors, practitioners, and professionals outside the legal community. ELQ also strongly supports student scholarship and often publishes exceptional pieces written by JD and advanced degree law students. We publish articles covering a diversity of environmental topics, each with a sound argument and a novel approach.

Submission Requirements

For all submissions, we require that you submit: (1) your manuscript, (2) a cover letter or email describing the topic of your article or note, and (3) a CV or resume. Be sure to indicate your preferred email address, phone number, mailing address, and include any time restrictions for a response.

Submission Address

E-mail: Send your submissions in either MS Word or PDF format to . ELQ also accepts submissions through ExpressO.

Regular Mail: ELQ prefers electronic submissions. If you would like us to consider a hard copy submission, please alert us of your submission by sending an email to , and mail your hard copy submission to the following address:

Ecology Law Quarterly
ATTN: Article for Submission
Berkeley Law
West Wing, Suite 2
Berkeley, CA 94720


The manuscript should be typed, double-spaced, in its completed form, and submitted electronically in MS Word or PDF format. Allow at least 1.25 inch margins and number pages consecutively throughout the paper. Number footnotes serially to correspond to the text. Include an abstract at the beginning of the text. Include on the title page the full name of the author, academic and other professional affiliations, and the complete address to which proofs and correspondences should be sent.

Please follow The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (18th ed. 2005) and The Chicago Manual of Style (15th ed. 2003).

Please indicate in your submission cover letter or email whether ELQ should consider your piece as an Article (researched and written after receiving your J.D.), a Comment/Note (if you researched and wrote all or a substantial portion of the piece before receiving a J.D.), an Essay, or a Book Review.

Only unpublished manuscripts will be considered for publication. If any part of the paper has been published previously, or is to be published elsewhere, the author must include this information at the time of submission.