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Date FNU LNU ??? ???

Dear FNU LNU,

We are pleased that you have chosen to publish your [article, RD, note, book review] in the New York University Journal of Legislation & Public Policy. We ask that you, as author of the [article, RD, note, book review], enter into the following agreement by signing below and returning a copy of this letter to the undersigned:

1. You hereby grant to the New York University Journal of Legislation & Public Policy exclusive first publication rights in the [article, RD, note, book review], and other such rights as are enumerated below. The [article, RD, note, book review] is tentatively scheduled to be published in Volume XX.X of the Journal, but such schedule may be changed by the Journal in its sole discretion. You will retain the copyright to the [article, RD, note, book review].

2. You hereby grant to the Journal, exclusively for a period beginning when this agreement is signed and ending one (1) year after the date of publication, and nonexclusively thereafter, the rights to print, reproduce, distribute and sell the [article, RD, note, book review] , or any portion thereof, in all manners customary to law review administration including, but not limited to: publication as part of the Issue, publication as individual reprints, reproduction as part of bound volumes including the Issue, and reproduction in a collection published by the Journal.

3. You hereby grant to the Journal, exclusively for a period beginning when this agreement is signed and ending one (1) year after the date of publication, and nonexclusively thereafter, the right to authorize others to publish portions or all of the [article, RD, note, book review], including translations into any other language, in journals, magazines, newspapers, casebooks, treatises, and anthologies. After the first year, you may also grant permission to third parties to use and publish the[article, RD, note, book review], provided that you require any such user or publisher to cite to the initial publication in the New York University Journal of Legislation & Public Policy. The Journal reserves the right to charge an administrative fee for any permission it processes. In the event that the Journal charges more than such administrative fee, the Journal shall discuss with you an appropriate allocation of any such additional amount.

4. You hereby grant the New York University Journal of Legislation & Public Policy the exclusive right to license the [article, RD, note, book review] for inclusion in electronic database services, including but not limited to Lexis, Westlaw, and HeinOnline.

5. You hereby reserve the right to distribute draft copies of the [article, RD, note, book review] prior to publication in any manner customary to academic communications, including electronic distribution on the Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN), provided that the reproduction includes notice that it is a draft, and that publication will be forthcoming in the New York University Journal of Legislation & Public Policy, and further provided that the posted draft is replaced with a link to the published version and/or an abstract upon publication.

6. You hereby grant teachers, instructors, lecturers, and professors at educational institutions the right to photocopy portions of or all of the [article, RD, note, book review] for educational use, provided that: (a) the copies are distributed or made available to students at or below cost; (b) the initial publication of the [article, RD, note, book review] in the New York University Journal of Legislation & Public Policy is cited on each copy; and (c) proper notice of copyright ownership is affixed to each copy.

7. You hereby represent and warrant that the [article, RD, note, book review] constitutes your own original work, no part of the [article, RD, note, book review] has been published before, and that the [article, RD, note, book review] does not plagiarize or infringe the copyright, trademark, patent or other rights of any person or entity, nor does it defame, invade the privacy of, or otherwise violate the rights of any person or entity. You further represent and warrant that the [article, RD, note, book review] has been withdrawn from consideration for first publication in any other journals, edited volumes, or conference proceedings.

8. You hereby indemnify and hold harmless New York University, the School of Law, and their respective employees, trustees, and agents from any loss, expense (including reasonable attorney's fees), claim or damages arising from a breach of any of the representations, warranties, or agreements made by you in this agreement.

9. You hereby agree to comply with draft deadlines and to cooperate fully with the Journal’s Editorial Board throughout the publication process. The Journal reserves the right, should the author change more than 10% of the [article, RD, note, book review] from its acceptable version without consulting the Journal, to revert to the originally accepted version, amend the publication date, or revoke publication. The New York University Journal of Legislation & Public Policy further agrees to publish your [article, RD, note, book review] subject to the understanding that it will not be published by the Journal unless, in its final form, it is reasonably acceptable both to you and to the Journal.

10. This agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of New York and the federal laws of the United States of America. The parties agree to submit any dispute arising hereunder to the federal or state courts located in New York County.


Please indicate your agreement with the above by countersigning one copy of this letter and returning it to me at your earliest convenience. Please retain the enclosed duplicate copy of this letter for your records.

Sincerely,



Anna MacCormack Editor-in-Chief

Agreed to and accepted:


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