HILJ Volume 65 — Call for Online Submissions
This year, HILJ Online is primarily focused on submissions for the Perspectives blog, which features commentary and analysis of the most recent developments in international law in contributions 2,500 words or shorter. We welcome submissions from legal scholars, practitioners, and students pursuing post-graduate degrees on topics of private international law, public international law, comparative law with significant implications on international law, and interdisciplinary work.
Perspectives submissions may include analyses of recent decisions by international courts or domestic courts when those decisions have a significant impact on international law. They may also include discussions of how recent developments in international relations, international politics, military affairs, economics, and similar fields impact and interact with the international legal community. We welcome responses to and criticism of others’ published works as well.
Perspectives articles must be no more than 2,500 words and written in English. Citations are required and should be implemented through in-text hyperlinks as much as possible. Authors may also include rich media in their submissions, including embedded media like Tweets and videos.
Although HILJ Online has historically also considered longer pieces for publication, we plan to focus primarily on Perspectives-length pieces this year. We will only consider submissions longer than 2,500 words in exceptional circumstances.
Please submit a completed article in Word format, along with the author’s CV to email@example.com, with the words “Perspectives Submission” in the subject line. We make decisions on a rolling basis, although the timing of our decision may vary depending on the time of year. We generally will not begin reviewing contributions submitted during the Harvard Law School summer break—May to August 2023—until September 2023.
Submissions to ILJ Online will be reviewed by HILJ’s Online Staff, which is comprised of J.D. and LL.M. candidates. They may also be reviewed by our faculty advisors and/or scholars in our peer network. We endeavor to respond to authors within one month of receiving a submission, but we are unfortunately unable to provide feedback for articles that are not selected.
Once an article or proposal has been selected, the Lead Online Executive Editor will contact the author with further information on the editing and publication process.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to request an expedited review.