Hastings Business Law Journal gladly considers unsolicited manuscripts by faculty and practitioners on any subject related to business law. However, at this time, we do not publish articles submitted by non-Hastings students. We strongly prefer submissions submissions via mail and email.

          HBLJ also welcomes both formal and informal responses to articles appearing in the Journal and will consider such responses for publication.


          Submissions should be double-spaced, typewritten on 8.5" x 11" paper, with citations in either footnote or endnote style.

          Citations must conform to The Bluebook (20th ed. 2015).

          All submissions should be accompanied by a cover letter and a brief abstract. All necessary contact information should also be included.

          Submissions by Email

          Articles may be emailed directly to the Journal at

          Submissions by Mail, Hand, and Overnight Delivery

          Paper submissions should be directed to the following:

          Hastings Business Law Journal U.C. Hastings College of the Law 200 McAllister Street San Francisco, California 94102-4707

          The Journal regrets that it can only return those manuscripts for which the author provides a pre-addressed, postage-paid envelope.

          Expedited Review

          In the event an author is presented with a deadline from another publication, we will make every effort to expedite review of their work. Unfortunately, we will only be able to expedite review during the school year (mid-August through mid-May).

          To request an expedited review, please send an email to Expedite requests should include the author's name, the title of the article, the name(s) of the offering journal(s), and the deadline date.