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Call for Papers

On behalf of the Cumberland Law Review, the Acquisitions Committee is currently seeking submissions for our Volume 53, which will be published during the 2022-2023 academic year. The Law Review will publish two Issues this year. This year’s volume is particularly exciting because we are celebrating the 175th anniversary of Cumberland School of Law.


In its illustrious history, Cumberland School of Law has produced two United States Supreme Court Justices, United States senators, United States representatives, state governors, and Cordell Hull, the 47th United States Secretary of State and “Father of the United Nations.”

The Cumberland Law Review is incredibly proud of our school’s heritage and wishes to mark this milestone with a special 175th anniversary edition of the publication. Issue 1 of Volume 53 shall feature articles of the utmost quality. There is no better way to celebrate Cumberland School of Law’s past than to work with leading scholars, judges, and practitioners to publish a volume that will assist lawyers in all practice areas with their understanding of today’s legal issues and topics. We wish to celebrate those who have come before us while turning the page to a new era of academic excellence and scholarship.


The Cumberland Law Review published its first issue in 1970. It is circulated in all fifty states and internationally. The Law Review’s subscribers include practicing attorneys as well as governments, academics, and law libraries.


As a testament to its quality, the Law Review has enjoyed citations by the Alabama Supreme Court, all twelve United States courts of appeals, and the Supreme Court of the United

States. The objective of this call for papers is to solicit high-quality scholarship from legal scholars and practitioners that will add value to the discussion surrounding cutting-edge topics and issues.


The Cumberland Law Review is accepting both articles and essays to be considered for publication. Accepted papers will be published in the Cumberland Law Review, Volume 53, as well as published online by leading legal databases including LexisNexis, HeinOnline, and Westlaw. Our quick turnaround allows the Law Review to ensure that certain time-sensitive articles do not become moot during the publication process. We will accept proposals until Friday, July 15, 2022 at 5:00 PM.


The Cumberland Law Review looks forward to receiving proposals in response to the call, and we are happy to respond to inquiries from interested parties. Questions may be addressed to our Acquisitions Editor, Trent A. Mansfield, at Please put “Call for Papers Inquiry” in the subject line in order to ensure a prompt response. Thank you for your interest in the Cumberland Law Review. We look forward to reviewing your submissions and working with you in the future.

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