Submission Guidelines

Submission Process

PaperCLIP Business and Intellectual Property Law Journal seeks the submission of articles to consider for publication. The PaperCLIP is the official publication of the Thomas Jefferson School of Law’s Intellectual Property Law Section and is managed and edited by its students. PaperCLIP is dedicated to all aspects of business and intellectual property law on a state and national level. It focuses on issues of interest to academics and practitioners on topics such as patents, copyrights, trademarks, entertainment law, trade secrets and unfair competition.


Articles must be submitted electronically to the attention of the Editor-in-Chief at An electronic copy will be requested of any author who submits a printed copy of an article.



  • Topics must relate to come area of intellectual property and must have some relevance for California legal practitioners and academics.
  • Articles must provide new or useful additions to, or a unique perspective on intellectual property scholarship.
  • Articles must be written in a style suitable for a law journal.
  • Articles must be a minimum of one double-spaced page in length.
  • Citations should conform to the latest edition of The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation.
  • Submissions must include a list of the author's credentials. Such as, the author's status as a practitioner or position in academia. Students should include their class year and the name of their school.
  • PaperCLIP will not publish articles that have alread enjoyed wide general distribution or a wide distribution in California. 

About the Submission Committee

Thomas Jefferson School of Law's PaperCLIP Submission Committee is composed of students and professors who teach or have interest in the field.