What is the XULR? The Xavier Undergraduate Law Review (XULR) is a platform of legal scholarship, published by Xavier undergraduates, dedicated to serve the Xavier University community for the start of the 2013 academic year. The XULR provides a platform for discussion of law-related ideas in order to educate and help spread knowledge that would otherwise not be available.
How often do you publish your journal? We will publish roughly 4-5 submissions for each issue, and release the XULR twice a year: once in the fall and once in the spring.
How long should my submission be? There is no requirement for length of the submissions. Typically legal research articles range from 12-25 pages at the Undergraduate level. Submissions that don't make the cycle will still be considered in the blog portion of the XULR.
I am a college student that does not attend Xavier. Can I still submit? Even if I don't currently attend an undergraduate institution? Yes! XULR welcomes submissions from undergraduates attending colleges and universities across the nation. We will also accept submissions from international students. If you don't currently attend an undergraduate level institution, submission requirements are the same. Most articles are typically 12-25 pages.
Does the author have to be an undergraduate? Generally speaking, yes. To publish an article in the XULR, the author has to have been an undergraduate when he or she wrote it. However, there are sections in our journal for non-traditional authors to publish shorter articles and reflections.
I am not a political science major, but am still interested in submitting something to the XULR. Is that possible? Yes, any topic that relates to law, policy, or current legal issues will be considered for publication