Manuscript Submission

The Journal of Law and Health accepts submissions throughout the year from professors, professionals in the health care field, judges, and lawyers. All submissions must conform to the nineteenth edition of the Bluebook. Also, shorter submissions have a better chance of receiving an offer of publication. If you are interested in having your article published in the Journal, you may submit your article in one of four ways:

(1) Mail:

Journal of Law and Health
C/O: Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University
2121 Euclid Avenue LB 138
Cleveland, Ohio 44115-2214

(2) Email:


(3) Express O:


(4) Via the Submit Article button on this site


Membership Selection

Associate Status

To be an Associate member of the Journal, a Student must:

  • Be enrolled as a student at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
  • Have at least three (3) semesters remaining, excluding summer terms, prior to the student's anticipated date of graduation
  • Have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5 on the 4.0 point scale
  • Accept an invitation after qualifying for membership by either (a) meeting the class-rank requirement or (b) successfully competing in the Summer Writing Competition (transfer students are required to successfully compete in the Summer Writing Competition)
  • Read, acknowledge, and execute an agreement that he or she agrees to the terms and the requirements of these Bylaws. The Editorial Board shall be responsible for providing a copy of these Bylaws to any prospective member prior to execution of the agreement

Invitation by Class Rank:

  • Full time students must have completed at least twenty-four (24) semester hours of the first-year curriculum. These classes shall have been completed by the end of the Spring semester of the student's first year of attendance at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.
  • Part-time students must have completed at least sixteen (16) semester hours of the part-time first-year curriculum. If the candidate so chooses, he or she may decline to accept the membership offered at the end of the student's first year or defer membership to the next year. Deferments are granted at the sole discretion of the Editor(s)-in-Chief of the year that invitation is extended. A deferment must be requested in writing during the first four (4) weeks of the fall semester following the invitation.
  • Dual Degree Candidates: Invitations to join the Journal shall be issued to J dual degree candidates upon completion of twenty-four (24) semester hours of law school classes. If the candidate will be taking non-law school classes the academic year immediately following the summer during which the invitation is issued, the candidate may defer membership, for one academic year provided he or she will have at least three (3) semesters of law school remaining. A deferment must be requested in writing during the first four (4) weeks of the fall semester following the invitation.

A Student eligible to join the Journal after receiving an invitation for being in the top 20% of his or her first-year class may not join the Journal after declining that invitation, unless he or she, currently enrolled as a part-time student or dual degree student in another graduate-level degree program at Cleveland State University, requests in writing and receives, at the discretion of the Editor(s)-in-Chief, a deferral of membership for no more than one year. A student's status as full-time, part-time, and dual degree stuent shall be determined by the criteria applied by the administration of the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.

Invitation(s) through Summer Writing Competition:

  • Invitations shall be made to students who submit successful entries to the Summer Writing Competition and who meet the eligibility requirements as set out in the By-Laws.


Editor Status

Any Journal member on the Board of Editors shall be deemed to have achieved Editor Status. In order to receive Editor Status, an Associate member must meet the general requirements. To be eligible to receive Editor Status, an Associate member shall:

    • Be currently enrolled at the College of Law
    • Have a minimum of two (2) semester in attendance remaining at the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, excluding the summer session of that calendar year, unless an exemption is obtained from the Editor(s)-in-Chief
    • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 at the time of certification
    • Have successfully completed the writing requirement described as the "Note" in the Bylaws
    • Have completed the other required duties and assignments of an associate as describe in the Bylaws or determined by the Editorial Board

The Journal of Law and Health By-Laws govern the qualifications required for Associate and Editor status for the Journal.