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CLP is the criminal law publication at American University Washington College of Law, and one of the few in the Washington D.C. area. We curate our online and print content to speak directly to practitioners on timely and relevant matters within criminal law. We are interested in publishing a wide range of topics relating to criminal law, especially those that communicate their impact on practitioners.



The Criminal Law Practitioner (CLP) currently seeks manuscript submissions for Volume 14 Issue 2 and Volume 15 Issue 1 of our print publication, respectively published in August 2024 and January 2025. The deadline to submit manuscripts is September 24, 2023. The CLP Editorial Board will communicate with all authors by October 6, 2023. (Note: CLP will tentatively accept and review manuscripts for Volume 15 again in February 2024). Any changes to this schedule will be communicated to interested authors. 

Please either submit to us via email* at, or at Scholastica.

*Manuscripts should be submitted with normal margins, double spacing, 12 pt. Times New Roman font, and footnotes. Please email the same if you are interested in featuring in a practitioner profile on our blog. 


Dear Reader, 


Thank you for your interest in The Criminal Law Practitioner. In order to best serve you, we ask you include as much information as possible in the subject line. If you are inquiring about featuring in a Practitioner Profile, writing a guest blog post, or submitting an article for publication, please write  "Practitioner Profile," "Guest Blog Post," or "Article Submission Inquiry" in the subject line. We will respond to your message as soon as we are able. 


Thank you again, 

The Criminal Law Practitioner


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