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Updates from the Vanderbilt Law Review

Vanderbilt Law Review is currently closed to submissions.

We anticipate that we will resume collecting submissions in early August 2024.

Date: March 6, 2024

Vanderbilt Law Review is currently open for submissions for the spring selection cycle

The Vanderbilt Law Review publishes six times a year (January, March, April, May, October, and November). We have two selection cycles (spring and fall) per year. The spring cycle begins in early February, and the fall cycle begins in late July/early August. During a selection cycle, we accept submissions on a rolling basis. We continuously review submissions until all slots for that cycle are full, and then we close submissions and do not review any articles until the next cycle begins. If an article is selected for publication, it will be published roughly six to twelve months after it is accepted. We do not accept submissions solely authored by law school students.

Further details on the submission process can be found here:

Date: January 26, 2024

Statement in Support of Professor Clayton

We, the Senior Board of the Vanderbilt Law Review, would like to acknowledge the recent controversy surrounding the Vanderbilt Pediatric Health Clinic and Vanderbilt’s own Professor Ellen Clayton. We unequivocally condemn the transphobic and hateful rhetoric regarding gender-affirming care and add our voice to the chorus of support for Professor Clayton.

As noted by the American Medical Association, ceasing gender-affirming care is considered a “dangerous governmental intrusion into the practice of medicine and will be detrimental to the health of transgender children across the country.” Professor Clayton, a physician and professor of pediatrics, law, and health policy, is not alone in her commitment to gender-affirming care.

Finally, we commend Dr. Clayton for her courage. Facing personal and invasive attacks, Dr. Clayton has not wavered in her dedication to her scholarship or duty as a physician.

Date: October 26, 2022

An Open Letter from Vanderbilt Law Review

Like all of you, we have intently watched the events that have unfolded these past few weeks, deeply saddened and angered by the persistent violence perpetrated against Black people and communities. While the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery have captured our collective attention, there have been countless other Black lives whose unjust murders burden our souls with inescapable grief. We are in mourning.

Read our full statement here:

COVID-19 Update

We would like to inform our authors, subscribers, and readers that due to COVID-19 disrupting our publisher’s workflow, we anticipate significant delays in the physical printing and delivery of our March 2020, April 2020, and May 2020 issues. We will continue to publish online according to schedule, and we will ensure physical copies are printed and delivered as soon as it is possible to do so without risking the health and safety of the greater VLR family.

Delaware Corporate Law Bulletins

Our online companion journal, En Banc, has recently published new Delaware Corporate Law Bulletins. The new pieces, written by students working with Professor Robert Reder, reflect the holdings and influence of recent Delaware opinions.