Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section

The Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal


The Tort Trial & Insurance Law Journal, the quarterly scholarly publication of the ABA Tort and Insurance Practice Section, is committed to the publication of articles that present analysis and insight into issues affecting the broad scope of tort and insurance law and practice. The Journal stands within the legal community as a focal point for the examination of timely legal issues confronting the judiciary, tort and insurance bar, and the general insurance community.

Article Length. Feature articles traditionally are between 10,000 and 15,000 words, or 50-to-60 double-spaced pages in length. Depending on the topic and depth of focus, the Journal also accepts some shorter articles.

Tort Trial & Insurance Law Journal welcomes the submission of articles. Articles are short, approximately 1,200 words maximum. For further information or to submit an article, please contact:

Style. The writing should be appropriate for a law review article. To that end, authors should

  • Use gender-neutral language
  • Avoid long quotations
  • Avoid excess verbiage
  • Avoid using a long word when a short one will do
  • Avoid using a foreign phrase, scientific word, or jargon if you can think of a more common English equivalent
  • Avoid overworked figures of speech
  • Avoid excessive capitalization
  • Avoid excessive use of commas

Footnotes. All references must be completely and accurately cited, using the citation style of The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, Eighteenth Edition.

Author Biography. Please include a one-sentence description of your current professional affiliation.

Manuscript Preparation. Submit your original manuscript for review by e-mail attachment. Use footnotes; number pages; italicize rather than underline; use Word or WordPerfect.

Prior Publication. Simultaneous submission of manuscripts to other publications is discouraged and must be brought to the attention of the editor of Tort & Insurance Law Journal. Unless otherwise clearly noted, all manuscripts are expected to be original.

Copyright. The American Bar Association retains the copyright to all material published in Tort Trial & Insurance Law Journal. Authors are asked to sign a copyright agreement that grants to the ABA the exclusive right of first publication, the nonexclusive right to reprint, and the right to use the work in other ABA media, including electronic, print, and other. Special arrangements, although discouraged, can be made for authors who must retain copyright to their articles.

Send Manuscripts to:

Wendy J. Smith, ABA Managing Editor, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal , American Bar Association, at: