The Journal of College and University Law is a publication of the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA) and the Notre Dame Law School. It is a refereed, professional journal specializing in contemporary legal issues and developments important to postsecondary education.
The Journal publishes articles, commentaries (scholarly editorials), book reviews student notes and student case comments. Experts in the law of higher education review all manuscripts. Submitted manuscripts are reviewed and considered as they are received throughout the year.
Manuscripts should be double spaced and submitted electronically via a Microsoft Word or similar word processing document. Set-off quotations should be double-spaced. Footnotes should reflect the format specified in the eighteenth edition of A Uniform System of Citation (the “Bluebook”). A paragraph on the title page should provide the position, the educational background, the address and telephone number of the author; alternately, a current curriculum vitae containing this information may be included with the submission. Each author is expected to disclose in an endnote any affiliation or position—past, present, or prospective—that could be perceived to influence the author’s views on matters discussed in the manuscript.
Decisions on publication usually are made within four weeks of a manuscript’s receipt. Student editors, an outside reviewer, and a Faculty Editor edit articles accepted for publication. The Journal submits editorial changes to the author for approval before publication. The Faculty Editor reserves the right of final decision concerning all manuscript changes.
When an article is approved for publication, the Journal requires a signed License Agreement from its author(s), pursuant to which NACUA must be granted the first right to publish the manuscript in any form, format or medium. The copyright to the article remains with the author, while NACUA retains all rights in each issue of the Journal as a compilation.
The Journal welcomes electronic submissions. Authors should send a version of their article in Microsoft Word, a cover letter, and a current curriculum vitae to the Journal staff at JCUL@nd.edu.