Submit a Case

Ready to submit a case to the Hallway?

The Hallway accepts cases for review on a rolling basis. Cases submitted must include:

  1. A cover page including:
    • author information (name, title, institution, email)
    • abstract
    • synopsis
    • designated policy area(s)
    • designated skills taught
  2. The case.
  3. The teaching note.

Cases accepted for review by the Hallway have been successfully taught, as related in an accompanying teaching and/or usage note, by the author. Cases may be written by, or in collaboration with, a research assistant, who must be properly credited.

Teaching notes provide the necessary advice on how to teach the case. The teaching note should contain analysis and academic detail. It should describe the purpose of the case and how to use the case, including its objectives and lessons, displays a teaching plan, identifies ways to use audio-visual resources, and lists possible readings and related materials.

An abstract serves as the introduction to the case on the Hallway’s website. It should briefly summarize the case's contents and describe ways it can best be taught. In addition, for cross-referencing on the web site, please identify subject and geographic areas.

A synopsis is a one to two sentence snippet that should describe what the case aims to teach students. It will be seen on the site as members are browsing through lists of potential cases they would like to teach.

Designated policy areas are what subjects your case content best falls under and how it will be tagged on the site. The list of policy areas are below:

  1. Advocacy/Lobbying
  2. Arts and Culture
  3. Education
  4. Environment, Energy, and Agriculture
  5. Equity and Diversity
  6. Finance
  7. Health and Health Care
  8. International Organization
  9. Media and Marketing
  10. Military, Law Enforcement, and Corrections
  11. Nonprofit and NGO
  12. Public Sector/Government Agency
  13. Social Services
  14. Technology
  15. Transportation
  16. Urban Planning

Designated skills taught are what your case aims to teach students, and is helpful for educators when searching for the best case to fit their courses. They are listed below:

  • Advocacy
  • Budgeting and Finance
  • Change Management
  • Collaboration, Networks, and Partnerships
  • Communication
  • Community Organizing
  • Decision Making
  • Diversity
  • Economics
  • Electoral Politics
  • Ethics
  • Fundraising and Development
  • Human Resources
  • International Development
  • Leadership
  • Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
  • Operations Management
  • Policy Analysis/Policy Process
  • Program Evaluation
  • Project Management
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Regulation
  • Social Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
  • Strategic Planning

Case Review

Eligible case submissions are assigned to a reviewer knowledgeable about the subject area of the case and experienced in case teaching within the intended area of use. Reviewers are encouraged to test teach the case, whenever possible, as part of the review process.

Reviewers evaluate case submissions according to the following criteria:

  • Quality and appropriateness of format, content, structure, and style. The Hallway seeks submissions of exceptional quality that demonstrate good practice in case writing and teaching guidance.
  • Value to the teaching and learning enterprise. Cases that invite lively engagement in fundamental issues and contribute to the learning of important concepts and skills are especially welcome.
  • Timeliness and timelessness. Both new cases that fill important and emerging curriculum gaps and those that remain resilient in long and widespread use have a place on the Hallway.
  • Classroom utility. Inherent teachability across a range of teaching contexts and audiences, and successful classroom use as related in teaching and usage notes that provide thorough analysis and detailed teaching suggestions, are particularly valued.

The Hallway may provide editorial assistance to revise the case and teaching note according to reviewers' suggestions. Case submissions accepted for publication may also be proofread and formatted by Hallway staff prior to actual publication.

Publication and Copyright

Upon acceptance, cases and teaching and usage notes are published on the Hallway.

Authors normally retain all rights to other publication and use of their material, but cannot revoke the Hallway's right to publish and distribute the material according to the Hallway's established policies.

Submitting Your Case

If you'd like to submit a case to the Hallway, please submit your complete case study file as a Word Document to

We are excited to review your case for the Hallway!