In an increasingly digital age, the traditional law review has failed to provide utility to its readers in several key ways. As law review articles have increased in length, traditional readers have experienced increasing demands on their time. In addition, the fairly length publication cycle (coupled with annual staff turnover) has made publishing authors’ responses to already-published pieces and timely commentary on current trends and events increasingly difficult.

DLJ Online addresses this problem by providing judges, academics, practitioners, and students with an online supplement to the printed Duke Law Journal that publishes short, lightly-edited responses to the Journal’s printed pieces as well as other timely commentary at the same high level of quality as the print edition. A shorter publication process allows for more timely scholarship.

Short contributions ranging between 2000 and 5000 words above the line will come from two sources: (1) solicitations of judges, academics, and practitioners by members of the Duke Law Journal’s Executive Committee, and (2) unsolicited submissions from judges, academics, practitioners, and students.


Submissions from 2013


Emergency Power and Two-Tiered Legality, Curtis A. Bradley