The UC Davis Journal of Juvenile Law & Policy is published twice a year. The subscription price is $40 per year for institutions and individuals and $20 per year for students. You may pay by check, sent to the address below, or by credit card: send your subscription request to the address listed below.


The UC Davis Journal of Juvenile Law and Policy is seeking articles for publication. We are interested in professional and student-written articles that address the concerns of children in the American legal system. We accept a broad range of topics including family law, education law, and juvenile criminal law. The deadlines for submissions are as follows: for winter publication, submissions must be received no later than August 15th; for Summer publication submissions must be received no later than January 15th. Please allow two weeks for review.


The Journal typically publishes a practitioners section in the winter and a children’s issue in the summer. If you are a practitioner and would like to publish a short article about your experience, please contact the Journal for more information. We eagerly seek articles that focus on strategies for navigating the legal system.

Scholarly Book Reviews

The Journal of Juvenile Law & Policy prints book reviews that address scholarly works. Reviews may be submitted by scholars, practitioners and law students. Books should be recently published and scholarly in nature. Practitioner guides should not be included in this category. Reviews should be no more than 2,000 words. Book reviews do not need to be in footnote format and may include in-text references to page numbers, chapters, tables, etc.

All Submissions

Manuscripts should be double-spaced and in footnote format. Manuscripts should be in Microsoft Word format and should conform to The Bluebook. See THE BLUEBOOK: A UNIFORM SYSTEM OF CITATION (Columbia Law Review Ass’n et al. eds., 19th ed. 2010).

The editors prefer to receive submissions electronically. If you decide to mail a hard copy of your manuscript, please include a disk or CD with the article file(s) and a hard copy in your mailing. Please direct submissions by U.S. mail or e-mail to the following addresses.

Journal of Juvenile Law and Policy
Attn: Editor-in-Chief
UC Davis, School of Law
400 Mrak Hall Drive
Davis, CA 95616