The Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law & Policy Submission Guidelines

We invite you to submit an article to be considered for publication in the Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law & Policy (GJPLP). The GJPLP welcomes all methodologies and seeks innovative approaches to poverty law and policy in its consideration of law review articles, case studies, case comments, and narrative submissions for publication.

Published works are distributed to attorneys, politicians, policy makers, academics, students, public interest groups and service providers nationwide. With your involvement, the GJPLP can continue to play a key role in forging the debate on poverty issues both domestically and internationally, by raising awareness, offering analysis, and crafting solutions.

Content Requirements: 

Length: We strongly prefer submissions that do not exceed 25,000 words, including text, footnotes, and appendices.

Formatting: Submissions should be typed in 12 point font size and double spaced with one-inch margins on all sides. Footnotes should be single spaced.

Citations: Footnotes should conform to the most recent version of The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, published by the Harvard Law Review Association.

Submission Options: Manuscripts should be submitted to GJPLP’s Articles and Notes Editors via Scholastica or email at

All submissions should include the author’s contact information (telephone number and email address), an abstract with the title and summary of the piece, and a CV for all authors.

Please Note: The GJPLP reserves the right, at any time, to accept or reject any article, note, or comment, outright or conditionally.