JLPP’s online companion, Quorum,¬†publishes pieces independent from those published in our print journal. Quorum serves as a flexible publication space, suitable for both shorter and/or particularly timely pieces that would benefit from an accelerated production schedule. Quorum pieces typically cover current developments in legislation or public policy, urgent proposals for legislative or policy reform, responses to content in the print journal or earlier submissions to Quorum, and analyses of related issues.


Quorum welcomes submissions via email from legislators, judges, professors, practitioners, and law students. Submissions should not exceed 5,000 words, including footnotes (if any). Please email submissions to:

Please keep in mind that due to the high volume of submissions that we receive, we cannot respond to all submissions.

Style and Writing:

Quorum articles tend to fall into one of three categories: (1) a short overview of a recent piece of legislation, policy development, or event with legal or policy repercussions; (2) a lengthier piece with a deep level of legal or policy analysis; or (3) a book review.

The shorter pieces are typically no more than 1,500 words. Longer pieces are usually between 3,000 and 5,000 words. Book reviews can be up to 5,000 words. 

Due to the online format, we aim to use hyperlinks in lieu of footnotes whenever possible. Quorum pieces go through a less intensive editing process than our print pieces, with an aim to publish pieces between 1 to 2 months after acceptance.