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Writing Notes and Comments for Journal Members

This guide is intended to assist journal members at Stanford Law School with writing and publishing Notes or Comments.

What Is a Note or Comment?

A Note or Comment is a work of legal scholarship written by a law student. A Note or Comment may be selected for publication by one of the law school's law journals. Articles, in contrast, are typically written by non-students, such as law professors or experts in certain subject areas.

You can view examples of Notes or Comments by browsing previous issues on either a law journal's website or in the HeinOnline Law Journal Library. In HeinOnline, click on Advanced Search underneath the search bar and select the Notes and Comments sections under Section Types to Search. 

Your Note or Comment must follow the law journal's formatting specifications regarding margins, spacing, font, font size, and number of required pages.