We welcome submissions from all points of view written by practitioners in the legal community and those in academia. The National Security Law Journal publishes articles, essays, and book reviews that represent diverse views and make a significant and original contribution to the evolving field of national security law. Footnotes should follow the form prescribed in The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th ed. 2015).

Articles, manuscripts, and other editorial correspondence should be addressed to our Articles Selection Editor at the mailing address below or by e-mail to

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Submissions of unsolicited articles are welcome with the understanding that: (1) submitted articles should not have been previously published, and (2) the submitted article is not currently under contract elsewhere.

The National Security Law Journal invites articles from law school professors, judges, practicing attorneys, teachers in other disciplines, and practitioners. We generally do not accept submissions from current students. Submitted articles should be approximately 30 to 80 pages long, including footnotes, and be double-spaced using a 12-point font with 1″ margins.

The National Security Law Journal selects articles that display a cutting-edge national security law focus, quality writing, clarity of expression, and substantive merit.

Articles should conform to the latest edition of the Chicago Manual of Style.  Footnotes should be limited to essential citations and commentary, and adhere to the latest edition of The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation.

We accept hard copy or electronic submissions. For electronic submissions, please send an article in Microsoft Word format to

For hard copy submissions, please mail a hard copy along with an electronic copy stored on a USB drive or CD to:

Article Selections Editor
National Security Law Journal
Antonin Scalia Law School
George Mason University
3301 Fairfax Drive Arlington, VA 22201