Senior Editors' First Vote

The fifth step in the Law Review's editing process is a vote by the Senior Board. By this time, each submission under consideration will be accompanied by a carriage form, a list of proposed improvements, and a recommendation from a Senior Associate Editor. One Senior Editor takes charge of each submission, preparing reasons both for and against publication and presenting them to the Senior Board, alongside the Senior Associate Editor who compiled that carriage form.

The Senior Board, comprising the Editors-in-Chief, Executive Editor, and all Senior Editors, will thoroughly discuss whether the submission should be published. At the end of that meeting, they will vote on whether to provisionally accept the submission for publication. Depending on that vote, the Senior Editor in charge of that submission prepares either a letter to the author detailing our requested improvements or a rejection letter.

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