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The ABA Journal of Labor & Employment Law welcomes contributions from all interested persons. Electronic submission as a Microsoft Word document attachment is preferred.

  • Submit electronically to abajlel@umn.edu.
  • Submit by mail to the ABA Journal of Labor & Employment Law, University of Minnesota Law School, Walter F. Mondale Hall, 229 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis MN 55455.

The Journal does not accept direct submission of articles from law students. We do, however, publish the winning article in the American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law and College of Labor and Employment Lawyers Annual Law Student Writing Competition, which is open only to U.S. law students. For competition rules, see /abajlel/2010-2011-national-student-writing-competition.html.

Questions may be directed to the faculty co-editors: Professor Stephen F. Befort (befor001@umn.edu, 612-625-7342) and Professor Laura J. Cooper (lcooper@umn.edu, 612-625-4320).

Articles should be informal and direct. Footnotes should be confined to useful documentation. Manuscripts should generally be shorter than 40 pages with text and footnotes double-spaced.

In preparing both text and footnotes, authors should refer to the following works for style: The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (19th ed.) (Harvard Law Review Association, Cambridge, Mass.); for matters of literary style not covered by this manual, The Chicago Manual of Style (15th ed.) (The University of Chicago Press, Chicago, Ill.) or The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White (4th ed.).

Absent appropriate disclosure in connection with the article submission, the ABA Journal of Labor & Employment Law will rely on the author’s belief that the article’s subject matter has not been preempted.