Notice to Contributors
The American Journal of Jurisprudence is a publication of the Natural Law Institute at the Notre Dame Law School. Unsolicited manuscripts are welcome. Articles submitted to the Journal will be refereed before acceptance. The Journal publishes articles and review essays critically examining the moral foundations of law and legal systems and exploring current and historical issues in ethics, jurisprudence, and legal (including constitutional) theory.
Manuscripts should be sent as an e-mail attachment to Professor Gerard V. Bradley (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Manuscripts should be double-spaced, with the exception of footnotes and block quotations, which may be single-spaced. Footnotes should be consecutively numbered and should appear at the bottom of the page.
The American Journal of Jurisprudence follows the Chicago Manual of Style (15th edition) in most editorial matters. References to books should include the facts of publication (city, publisher, and date). References to articles appearing in journals should include the volume number of the journal, the year of publication (in parentheses), and the first page number of the article; the names of journals should be italicized and spelled out in full. Case citations should begin with the name of the case (in italics), followed by the source, including volume, reporter, page reference(s), and date. (Subsequent references to books, articles, and court decisions may be shortened, as illustrated below.) Words such as "ibid.," "supra," and "infra" and phrases such as "see generally" and "reprinted in" should not be italicized.
Some examples of footnotes:
1. H. L. A. Hart, The Concept of Law (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1961), 124-32.
2. Oliver W. Holmes, "The Path of the Law," Harvard Law Review 10 (1987) 457, 460.
3. Ibid., 458.
4. Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas, 347 U.S. 483, 485 (1954).
5. Ibid., 488.
6. Hart, The Concept of Law, 133.
7. Brown v. Board of Education, supra, note 4, 486.
8. See Holmes, "The Path of the Law," 461, for a discussion of this point.