Submissions

The aim of Critical Legal Thinking (CLT) is to provide a plat­form for crit­ical legal scholars and al­lied thinkers to pub­lish the­or­et­ic­ally in­formed com­ment and ana­lysis on cur­rent events. Our primary target read­er­ship is the gen­eral public.

We are a ho­ri­zont­ally struc­tured col­lective working in the public in­terest. Instead of a man­aging editor and board, we com­prise sev­eral fa­cil­it­ators who stay in the back­ground. We share the con­vic­tion that (Legal) critique is the com­panion and guide of rad­ical change.

Since CLT’s launch in its cur­rent form in September 2010, we are fast ap­proaching a mil­lion vis­itors and have be­come part of the Guardian Comment Network, which en­ables The Guardian to pub­lish up to two of our art­icles per month on their website.

We in­vite au­thors to submit contributions/​articles that take into con­sid­er­a­tion the fol­lowing guidelines:

1. Articles should be a con­cise 800‑2000 words, but can be more if the ma­terial ab­so­lutely war­rants it.

2. Articles should be written in a manner that is ac­cess­ible to the non-​specialist gen­eral public, which means, amongst other things, ex­plaining terms of art when appropriate.

3. Articles should clearly re­late to cur­rent events, whether polit­ical, legal, so­cial, cul­tural or theoretical.

4. Articles should be the­or­et­ic­ally in­formed and crit­ical. We min­im­ally un­der­stand cri­tique as the chal­len­ging of or­tho­doxy, ideo­logy and sys­temic in­justice, while also re­cog­nising that it can be much more than this.

5. The text should in­clude hy­per­links to rel­evant ma­terial where appropriate.

6. Footnotes should be re­stricted to the min­imum ne­ces­sary, un­like an aca­demic journal.

7. We don’t mind UK, US and other standard spelling vari­ants, con­sist­ently used.

Additional Information

We re­cog­nise the wealth of ideas not written in English and will con­sider working with an au­thor to ar­range trans­la­tion, de­pending on our re­sources and ca­pa­cities. All art­icles are pub­lished sub­ject to a cre­ative com­mons li­cence (CC BY-​NC-​SA 3.0). This means, inter alia, that sub­mis­sions to this site may be freely re­pub­lished by others with due at­tri­bu­tion. More de­tails are avail­able here.

Please use the sub­mis­sion form below to send us your:

1. art­icle in doc, docx, or rtf format. Please in­clude your pref­er­ence, if any, for one or more ac­com­pa­nying im­ages by em­bed­ding it/​them within the document;
2. short biography.

If you have not heard from us within 14 days, please as­sume that we have de­cided not to pursue pub­lic­a­tion. Unfortunately, due to time con­straints, we cannot commit to of­fering feed­back. We thank you for your understanding.

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