Communication Law Review

Call For Papers

Call for Submissions, Communication Law Review, 2024

Never has understanding the connection between communication and the law been so essential to manage not just structural and systemic issues, like policy and media, but our day-to-day lives. In 2024 elections may hinge on the decisions of the courts. Higher education is caught in the crosshairs of wanting to include all voices, but also wanting to protect those that are marginalized. The law is desperately struggling to keep up with surges in technology as we manage our identities, our privacy, and our property. The scholars of Communication Law Review seek to explore and interrogate the concerns at the heart of the intersection between these two disciplines.

The 2024 co-editors of Communication Law Review, Dr. Pamela L. Morris and Dr. M. Elizabeth Thorpe, and the journal's editorial board invite you to submit your work or become a reviewer. We are dedicated to detailed and informative feedback that will lead to quality publications, and we encourage both new and classic work at the intersection of communication and law. 

Communication Law Review is a scholarly peer-reviewed journal. Dating from 1983, it currently publishes online once or twice annually in and is open-access (

 The journal welcomes research that considers areas such as freedom of expression, legal rhetoric, emerging concepts in Internet law, copyright concerns, communication in the practice of law, private constraints on communication behavior, censorship issues, and related topics. Overall, the journal has a wide focus with the aim of getting new scholarship published, from graduate work to articles by established scholars. We especially encourage voices that seek to challenge existing power structures or shed new light on old concerns.

Please see the call for papers here:

We accept multiple styles and do not enforce a word limit, further encouraging a variety of work.  All submissions should be in a Word file. Questions about the journal and submissions should be sent to