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The UPR BLJ publishes Articles and Practitioner Notes in both English and Spanish. We accept articles on business law topics such as corporate law, finance law, banking, law, labor law, intellectual property, directors’ and officers’ liability, and business legal strategies. Practitioner Notes include but are not limited to case studies, legal strategy discussion, and analysis of recent relevant cases and/or laws. They should be practical and deal with concrete issues of current relevance to practitioners.


Materials to be submitted:


  • Author’s CV/Resume

  • Article or Practitioner Note Manuscript without author’s name on it.

  • Microsoft Word format


Moreover, if an offer is made and is accepted, our authors perform a source cite of every note or article. Hence, keep in mind that we will ask you for PDF copies of any source which we are unable to verify on our own using the U.P.R. School of Law’s research resources.



The Journal is an adjunct to the University of Puerto Rico Law School Trust.The Trust will hold the copyright of the Journal, as a compilation, and shall be responsible for registering those rights pursuant to the laws of the United States and Puerto Rico. The authors will retain the copyright of their respective articles.



We have a rolling submissions policy. Please send submissions via e-mail in Microsoft Word format to



Practitioner Notes


Given that practitioners deal with the day-to-day issues affecting our island’s development, we aim to make practitioner notes the backbone of our content development. Taking into account the workload of practitioners, we have developed the following guidelines for Practitioner Notes:


  • There is no fixed paged length but they generally comprise 2 to 7 single spaced pages.

  • Font: Times New Roman

  • Size: 12pt

  • Citations in footnotes (no endnotes or in text citations)

  • 1,000 to 2,000 words excluding footnotes.

  • Although general compliance with the 20th Edition of The Bluebook is greatly appreciated, taking into account the work load of practitioners and given the shorter length of Practitioner Notes, it is not a strict requirement.


NOTE: The UPRBLJ understands the time constraints faced by practitioners. Thus, if you are a practitioner and have a legal theme you wish to write about, our editors are available to help you perform basic legal research.




Law Review Articles are expected to be more thorough and comprehensive than Practitioner Notes. In addition to being rigorously and comprehensively researched, manuscripts should observe the following standards:


  • Font: Times New Roman

  • Size: 12pt

  • Citations in footnotes (no endnotes or in text citations)

  • A minimum of 5,000 words

  • No maximum page or word length

  • General Compliance with the 20th Edition of The Bluebook.



Thank you in advance for your support and submissions.


Please review our topic and language policies.

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