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Your article should include a strong thesis about an issue surrounding a specific facet of the law and articulate how that issue impacts business, society, individuals, governance, and the like. Preference for immediate publication will be given to topical, timely commentary infused with legal insight and written in a clear, conversational tone.

Scholarly papers, op-ed pieces, and qualitative reporting also are encouraged. International authors are especially encouraged to submit.

The submission should be between 500 to 1,500 jargon-free words, submitted as the body of an email rather than an attachment. The subject line of the email should contain the phrase, “LEGAL INSIGHTS.” A brief précis should be included at the top of your email, along with the author's email address and phone number. Handwritten, scanned, or PDF articles will not be considered.

We will contact authors on timely articles that are of interest to us as soon as possible. Due to the large volume of submissions, please do not call to confirm receipt or check on your submission’s status until 10 business days have elapsed. Accepted articles will be assigned to our editorial calendar at the discretion of the managing editor.

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Journalists interested in writing for Best Lawyers magazines should submit three clips, a current curricula vitae, and five topics of interest to contribute to legalinsights@bestlawyers.com.

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