Call for Papers: American Indian Law Review

The American Indian Law Review (AILR) welcomes articles by legal scholars and practitioners in the areas of law relating to Native Americans and indigenous peoples. The American Indian Law Review serves as a nationwide scholarly forum for analysis of developments in legal issues pertaining to Native Americans and indigenous peoples worldwide, and is one of the most cited legal publications in the nation.

Adhering to the traditional law review format, the Review offers in-depth articles by legal scholars, attorneys and other expert observers. The American Indian Law Review is committed to advancing the quality of published scholarship relating to Native Americans and other indigenous peoples. Toward this goal, the Review considers article submissions through an independent, double-blind peer-review process. Publication decisions are based upon objective recommendations from reviewers as well as the student board of editors.

Electronic submissions may be sent in one of two ways: (1) via ExpressO, an electronic submission service operated by the Berkeley Electronic Press, or (2) directly by email to the Review via Submissions should follow these guidelines:

  1. Submissions may be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.
  2. The cover letter or transmitting email should specify that the submission is intended for the American Indian Law Review. (Submissions for other OU Law journals are received in both ExpressO and email venues.)
  3. Both the article being submitted and the cover letter should include the title of the article.
  4. The article itself should be anonymous. The author’s name or affiliation should not appear anywhere in the article unless as a citation which is not clearly identified with the author.
  5. The article should use footnotes, not endnotes, for citations. AILR recommends that submitters follow The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation(20th edition, 2015) for format and The Chicago Manual of Style for grammatical structure.

Hardcopy submissions may be submitted to:

American Indian Law Review
Andrew M. Coats Hall
300 Timberdell Road
Norman, OK 73019

The American Indian Law Review also recruits scholars and experts in the field of Native American law and indigenous peoples’ issues to review articles submitted to the Review for publication. Anyone interested in joining the Review’s pool of reviewers should contact Naomi Palosaari, Articles Development Editor, at

Questions and inquiries may be sent to Austin R. Vance, Editor-In-Chief, at

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