The Second Draft is a peer-reviewed publication of the Legal Writing Institute dedicated to sharing ideas related to teaching legal research and writing. We aim to publish short, readable, lightly footnoted essays and articles—typically ranging from 1000 to 3000 words—that combine theory with practical experience and personal insight. We seek to publish a diverse range of pieces that reflects the diverse needs of the legal writing community. In particular, we strive to be a welcoming place for newer members of the community to have their voices heard.
We have three submission windows per year—January, May, and September—but we welcome articles and essays at any time. If you would like to submit a piece, or if you have any questions, please email us at email@example.com.
We are currently accepting submissions for our May 2021 submission cycle. We welcome short, readable, lightly-footnoted articles on topics related to teaching legal research and writing. Although this issue does not have a prescribed theme, we remain highly interested in articles related to best practices and lessons learned while teaching online during the time of COVID. The May submission cycle will remain open through May 15, 2021