The Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal seeks the submission of article manuscripts to consider for publication. The Journal is the official publication of the State Bar of Texas Intellectual Property Law Section and is managed and edited by students of The University of Texas School of Law. The Journal is dedicated to all aspects of intellectual property law on a national and state level. The Journal focuses on issues of interest to academics and practitioners on topics such as patents, copyrights, trademarks, entertainment law, trade secrets and unfair competition.

Manuscripts must be submitted electronically through Scholastica with Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal selected in the drop-down menu.


  • Topics must relate to some area of intellectual property and must have some relevance for Texas legal practitioners or academics.
  • Articles must provide new or useful additions to or a unique perspective on intellectual property scholarship.
  • Articles must be written in a style suitable for a law journal.
  • Citations must be in footnote form rather than endnote form.
  • Articles must be at least 25 double-spaced pages in length.
  • Citations should conform to the latest edition of The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation.
  • Submissions must include a list of the author’s credentials. Such credentials should include an author’s status as a practitioner or position in academia. Students should include their class year and the name of their school.
  • The Journal will not publish articles that have already enjoyed a wide general distribution or a wide distribution in Texas. The Journal staff considers the scope of distribution on a case-by-case basis.


  • Ideally, articles should be between 30 and 80 pages in length. However, longer articles will be accepted.
  • Articles should include a table of contents and an abstract at the time of submission.
  • Footnotes should be written using the automatic footnote tool of Microsoft® Word.
  • Articles should be submitted in Microsoft® Word format.

About the Submissions Committee

The Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal‘s Submissions Committee is composed of students at The University of Texas School of Law, as well as practitioners and academics who work with intellectual property law.