About Us

Notes Office

Welcome to the Notes Office

Associate Editors are required to write a piece of legal scholarship of publishable quality. This is a unique opportunity to explore an interesting legal controversy and propose a creative solution to the problem. Authoring and publishing a dynamic, well-reasoned piece of scholarship can be personally fulfilling and professionally rewarding. While publication requires a sizable amount of work, every Associate Editor has the ability to write an excellent piece and may even be able to obtain course credit for the endeavor.

The editors in the Notes Office are committed to working with each Associate Editor individually, assisting with each stage of the publication process. Meeting the writing requirement is a collaborative effort. Every Associate Editor is assigned a Notes Editor who will actively participate in the entire writing process, providing editing suggestions and other guidance. Associate Editors should expect to participate in a number of workshops and meetings with Notes Editors and peers in order to receive critiques on works in progress from a wide range of people.

The Notes Office accepts Notes from the following categories of people:

Category 1: Current MLR editors (i.e., Editorial Board members, Contributing Editors, and Associate Editors). MLR editors who are summer starters may also submit to Calls during the winter semester after they graduate.

Category 2: Any 2L or 3L currently enrolled at the Law School submitting a Note as a Write-On candidate. Summer starters may also submit to Calls during the winter semester after they graduate.

Category 3: MLR alumni whose pieces qualify as Notes and not Articles. Preference may be given to those alumni graduating most recently.

Call Deadlines for Volume 114
Sunday, December 28, 2014
Sunday, February 15, 2015
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Sunday, July 5, 2015
Sunday, August 30, 2015

If you have any question about student Notes, please contact the Executive Notes Editor at mlr.ene@umich.edu.