The Harvard International Law Journal publishes one Student Note per issue. Our current submissions cycle is closed. We will begin reviewing submissions for Volume 60, Issue 2 in winter 2018.
Only submissions from current Harvard Law School students and former students who graduated within the past year are eligible for consideration. LLM or SJD students from other law schools interested in publishing shorter pieces should consider submitting to ILJ Online.
Student Note Format
Notes should be approximately 10,000-20,000 words, including footnotes. All footnotes should adhere to The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation style guidelines from the most recent edition. Notes should also include an abstract of about 200 words, but a table of contents is not necessary.
HILJ publishes works that focuses on areas of public or private international law. Articles that cover issues in foreign or comparative law may be considered so long as they include an international law angle.
Notes will be evaluated based on the clarity of the writing, the strength of the argument, and the originality of the thesis. Notes will go through a comprehensive editing process, and authors should expect to make additional edits before publication.
All current HLS students and recent HLS graduates are welcome to submit a Note for consideration. To submit, please send a Word document format of your article and a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject line “Student Note Submission 60(2).”
Authors may want to include a description of the Note’s contribution to a particular area of international law in the abstract or in the email accompanying the submission.
Students may also email submissions.hilj@gmail.