Call for Submissions 

Deadline for Submissions: November 5, 2012

The ADC Research Institute (ADC-RI) invites submissions from scholars of law, legal practitioners, and law students for its first ever publication of the ADC Law Review (ALR).

ALR is a legal journal that seeks to promote, through legal scholarship, ADC’s mission of equality and justice for Arab Americans. To that end, ADC-RI is welcoming article submissions exploring legal issues pertaining to the civil rights of Arab Americans and other policy matters concerning the Arab American community. Submissions of notes by current law students are also welcome.

All submissions will be reviewed by a peer-review committee.

Please send an email to with the following:

1. The words “ALR SUBMISSION” in the subject line of the email.

2. A cover letter in the body of the e-mail containing:

  • the title of the article or note
  • an abstract (approximately 250-500 words)
  • the author’s contact information, including

i. first and last name
ii. institutional affiliation
iii. mailing address
iv. telephone number
v. email address

3. The submission, as an attachment to the cover letter email. For purposes of review and printing, please send the submission according to the following specifications:

  • as a Microsoft Word document;
  • containing no more than 20,000 words (including text and footnotes); articles and notes between 10,000 to 15,000 words are preferred;
  • without the author’s name on the document (for purposes of anonymity during review);
  • original, previously unpublished work;
  • citations to authority should adhere to the The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (19th ed. 2010).

4. The current curriculum vitae of the author, as an attachment to the cover letter email.

The ADC Research Institute (ADCRI), founded in 1981 by James Abourezk, civil rights attorney and former senator from South Dakota, is a corporation exempt from taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. ADCRI sponsors a wide range of programs on behalf of Arab Americans and of consequence to the wider American community. Learn more