While chatting about the current law review submission season with some colleagues, a question came up that I've never really thought about before because I tend to write in areas of law that involve federal legislation. A few folks suggested that it's better to focus on federal law issues than state law issues in law review submissions, particularly if considering a choice between proposing harmonized state law and federal legislation. The thought was that law reviews would be more interested in something of national import than something that sounded too 'parochial'. I'd be interested in others' experiences on this question - and whether law review editors want to weigh in on it. There may well be some merit to the argument in the sense that if law reviews want to increase readership they want to hit on topics that appeal to a national audience, but I've never really given it much thought before.