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Submission Guidelines

The Thurgood Marshall Law Review invites you to submit an article covering a broad range of legal issues within the areas of civil rights (Fall Journal) or energy, gas, and oil (Spring Journal).  We intend to publish a practitioner’s guide for the local community, and we ask that all articles relate to Texas in some way or another.  The specific topic can come from situations that you encounter in your daily practice or from situations you have observed and feel need a voice.

All manuscripts must conform to the following formatting guidelines:

  • The article must be typed in Microsoft Word 2007 or later
  • The article must not be published elsewhere, in whole or in part
  • Footnote citations must conform to the 19th edition of the Bluebook
  • Body of the document must be double-spaced
  • Citations must be single-spaced
  • Text body must be Times New Roman, 12 point font
  • Citations must be Times New Roman, 10 point font
  • Body and footnotes must be fully justified with 1-inch margins

Fall Deadlines

  • Brief abstract by July 15th
  • Manuscript by August 25th

Spring Deadlines

  • Brief abstract by November 19th
  • Manuscript by January 5th


If you have an article that you would like us to consider, please email it to













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