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October 21, 2019

Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law seeking commentary submissions

I am honored to serve as one of the faculty editor for the Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, and in that role I recently learned that OSJCL still has room for commentary submissions for its Spring 2020 issue.  As some readers may know, OSJCL publishes twice a year, and these issues primarily consist of a symposium of solicited articles on a current criminal law topic and stand-alone commentaries submitted throughout the year. 

For the commentary segment of the journal, OSJCL is often eager to publish pieces with an unusual perspective or even an eccentric aspect to them.  Commentaries from recent issues have included discussions of the Netflix show Daredevil exploring the legality of vigilante justice, reflections on the Serial podcast, and analysis of encounters between black Americans and police officers through the prism of Thomas Hobbes’ LeviathanOSJCL also publishes more traditional types of papers in its Commentary section, with recent pieces ranging from empirical work on how prosecutorial decisions vary in different jurisdictions to standard doctrinal pieces on how to punish attempts and analyses of recent Supreme Court decisions.

Commentaries are meant to be relatively short (no more than 10,000 words) and relatively lightly footnoted.  If you have a commentary-type piece that you would like to submit for the Spring 2020 issue, please submit it to crimlaw@osu.edu within the next few weeks.  

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