Transportation Law Journal

The Transportation Law Journal is a major professional publication at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. The Journal publishes twice annually addressing current issues in the field of transportation law.

As a valuable working tool for the practicing bar, government, and the academic community, the Transportation Law Journal addresses both domestic and international development of legal, regulatory, economic and political interest in all modes of transportation, including air, motor, rail, water carriage, pipelines, freight forwarders and brokers.

  • Candidacy

    The Transportation Law Journal is the sole transportation journal of its kind in the United States and has been proudly edited by DU law students since its inception in 1969.

    Transportation Law Journal editors can expect to encounter a broad range of subject matter in preparing articles for publication, including submissions from industry professionals in areas such as aviation, maritime transport, and overland carriers. Some examples of recent articles include high-speed rail financing methods, Railway Labor Act and an examination of fuel economy standards.

    Benefits of Journal Membership
    A) Immediate introduction to legal research, editing and Bluebook citations
    B) Exposure to case law in numerous areas, including Constitutional and Tort law
    C) Recognition associated with membership on a professional law journal

    Specific Candidacy Instructions are available through TWEN.

  • Issues

    The full text of the Journal is available on LexisNexis, Westlaw, and Hein Online. Please see the subscriptions menu for information on how to subscribe to the bi-annual print version of the publication and for individual printed article/issue acquisition.

    Current students may access the journal through the Westminster Law Library online.

  • Submissions

    The Transportation Law Journal is an ideal forum for Transportation Lawyer Association members and prospective authors to publish an article. Some of the benefits of publishing include:

    • Serving the transportation law community by addressing current developments in the law, sharing your knowledge in specific areas of the transportation industry, and encouraging the exchange of ideas with other professionals, Transportation Lawyer Association members, legislators, and political members;
    • Working with students on the Transportation Law Journal and thereby fostering interest in the area of law in which you publish or practice law;
    • Reaching a wide audience, including law schools, universities, law firms, and companies around the United States as well as around the world.

    If you are interested in publishing with the Transportation Law Journal, consider the following:

    • We encourage authors from all the modes of transportation to publish, including topics relating to employment law, international business transactions, commercial law, corporate law, intellectual property law, administrative law, European Union law, and criminal law, just to name a few.
    • Authors that publish with the Transportation Law Journal receive a complimentary issue and 25 article reprints.
    • Finally, writing a publishable article is an intellectual challenge that provides a feeling of accomplishment and satisfaction.

    In order to expand the scope of the Transportation Law Journal and to encourage scholarly debate, we invite you to submit for publication any articles related to transportation issues. We would be especially interested in articles regarding trucking, maritime, and rail. The Journal regularly publishes articles in the following areas:

    • Maritime
    • Motor
    • Rail
    • Aviation/Airports
    • Pipeline
    • Aerospace
    • Transit

    Policies for Submission of Articles:

    • We prefer to receive submissions by email but will also accept submissions through Expresso.
    • All articles must be submitted in Microsoft Word format as an 8½” x 11”, double-spaced document.
    • Articles must be a minimum of 20 pages, double-spaced with at least 125 footnotes. For every purported fact, there should be a supporting footnote. Footnote form must comply with The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (19th edition). If material cited is not covered by The Bluebook, cite according to the U.S. Government Printing Office Style Manual. We will not publish articles that do not meet these requirements except in extraordinary circumstances.
    • For each author, please submit a one-paragraph professional biography.
    • Please prepare a table of contents for the article including all headings and subheadings.
    • Please submit a 2-3 page summary of the article.

    Contact Information:

    For article or submission inquiries, please email

    Transportation Law Journal
    University of Denver Sturm College of Law
    2255 E. Evans Avenue
    Suite 448
    Denver, CO 80208

  • Subscribe

    Domestic rate: $38.00
    Foreign surface rate: $46.00 (Air Mail: $65.00)

    Individual Issues:
    Domestic rate: $20.00 / Foreign rate: $25.00 (prices include surface shipping and handling)

    Individual Articles (from any issue):
    For copies reproduced by the Journal : $0.15 per page plus shipping.
    For permission to reprint an article:

    For 24 or fewer reprints – $2.00 per reprint.
    For 25 to 75 reprints – $1.50 per reprint.
    For 76 or more reprints – $1.00 per reprint.

    Send all requests to:

    Transportation Law Journal
    University of Denver Sturm College of Law
    2255 E. Evans Avenue
    Suite 448
    Denver, CO 80208

    For a change of address please email

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