Information for Writers and Editors

ela logo vertELA publishes a monthly ED LAW Update featuring case commentaries, Education Law Into Practice (ELIP) resources, special education alerts, and "Cases in Point" short summaries with takeaways. Under an arrangement with Thompson Reuters, ELA now has assumed editorial responsibility for West's Education Law Reporter as well. ELA also publishes books on education law, which are available from the ELA Bookstore. On this page you can find calls for authors, calls for editors, and calls for proposals for article in ELA periodicals and for ELA books and book chapters. ELA's Periodicals Committee and Publications Committee, comprising volunteer ELA members, have responsibility for ELA publishing under ELA's Board of Directors.

For inquiries and additional information, please contact ELA at .

ELA Writer Resources

For its publications and periodicals, ELA follows The Bluebook, A Uniform System of Citation, 21st Edition and uses some style conventions approved by our senior editors. The resources linked here include an easy-to-follow, quick reference style guide and instructions for each of the different types of materials that we publish.


2022 Quick Guide (Bluebook style basics)

Circuit Courts by State - February 2022

Map of Circuit Court Coverage - February 2022


ED LAW Update Cases in Point

ED LAW Update Case Closeups (formerly Case Commentaries)

West's Education Law Reporter Education Law Into Practice (ELIP)

West's Education Law Reporter Commentaries

• The Yearbook of Education Law

Solicitation for Editors - 9/12/2022

ELA seeks individuals and/or teams of individuals who would like to be part of an editorial team for future editions of one or more of the following ELA publications: 

Proposals are due on November 15, 2022.

For editor qualifications, editor responsibilities, work purpose statements, estimated time commitments, tentative timelines, and proposal instructions, please see the Solicitation for Editors.