About the SJALR

The San Joaquin Agricultural Law Review (SJALR) is an annual publication of San Joaquin College of Law. The SJALR serves as a forum for the exploration and discussion of important and timely legal issues pertaining to agriculture. The SJALR Editorial Board welcomes diverse articles written by legal scholars, practitioners, and authorities outside the legal community for review and publication consideration. Articles should be scholarly in style and contain incisive analysis, informed opinion, and content of interest to the legal community, addressing topics which are unique, new, or changing in the field of agriculture.

Article Submission Requirements

Standard Reference: The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (19th Edition).
Format: Microsoft Word. Please click the link to the Technical Publication Requirements for formatting details.
Footnotes: All references which are not the author’s own viewpoint, or are not statements of introduction or conclusion, must be completely and accurately cited as footnotes in conformance with Bluebook citation form.
Article Length: Published articles are typically between forty (40) and one-hundred (100) pages. The SJALR may accept shorter articles depending on the topic and depth of focus.

Article Format

Standard Reference: The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (19th Edition).
Format: Microsoft Word.
Font: Times New Roman, 12 point.
Text: Double-spaced, with 1-inch justified margins.
Page Numbers: Centered at bottom of each page.
Footnotes: All references which are not the author’s own viewpoint, or are not statements of introduction or conclusion, must be completely and accurately cited as footnotes in conformance with Bluebook citation form.
Article Length: Published articles are typically between forty (40) and one-hundred (100) pages. The SJALR may accept shorter articles depending on the topic and depth of focus.

Editorial Process

The SJALR Editorial Board carefully considers all articles received. After preliminary review and research, the Editorial Board will decide whether to publish the article. Initial manuscript submissions must be received NLT December 10th to be guaranteed consideration for the current academic year publication. Manuscripts received after December 10th may be selected for publication in the next academic year volume. If the article is selected for publication, the author will be required to submit an indexed binder containing all resources used to write the article, formatted to cross-reference with each footnote (see Research Binder Standards). The binder typically includes copies of the applicable law, supporting documents, and transcripts used to write the article and is required to be submitted no later than February 1st of the publication year. Board and Staff members of the SJALR will then check the substantive and technical accuracy of the article, as well as make grammatical and stylistic suggestions. The editorial process typically continues through March for publication in early summer.

Contact Information

Manuscripts and inquiries should be e-mailed to the SJALR Executive Editor, Jennifer Nguyen-Bui at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Hard copies should be mailed to:

San Joaquin Agricultural Law Review
William T. Richert Law Review Office
San Joaquin College of Law
901 5th Street
Clovis, CA 93612

Submitted articles will not be returned. No compensation is paid for published articles. Articles published in the SJALR become the copyrighted material of San Joaquin College of Law.