Student Note Contest
The Berkeley Journal of International Law has a Student Note Contest for student-written submissions on issues relating to comparative, transnational, public, or private international law that generally focus analysis on more than one country.
Student Note Requirements
Student Note Submissions should be sent to email@example.com and must include:
1. the email subject line “Student Note Submission: [Title of Paper]”
2. a cover letter containing:
the title of your piece,
total Word count (with footnotes), and
an explanation of the contribution that your article or thesis makes to the field of international law.
Do not include your name or any other identifying information, such as your school or an acknowledgement of helpful professors, in your cover letter.
3. the article or thesis itself, which must be formatted as a double-spaced Word document and should be, at a maximum, 20,000 words (including footnotes). To preserve anonymity, the Student Notes themselves should contain no identifying information.
Student Note Guidelines
Submissions Timeline: The submissions deadline for the Fall 2020 issue is January 5, 2020. Authors will receive notification of a publication decision approximately three weeks after the submission deadline.
Author Eligibility: Current J.D. and LL.M. students, as well as Ph.D. students three years or less into their programs are eligible to submit Student Notes for consideration. We welcome submissions from all law schools. Recent graduates may also submit Notes for consideration, but must have completed law school no earlier than December 2018.
Submissions Process: Student Notes will be reviewed by the Submissions Editors and final decisions made in consultation with the Editors-in-Chief. We will do our best to preserve anonymity of student submissions. Please ensure you follow all the student note requirements above. If you have any questions about the submissions process, please email the Submissions Editors at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please check back here for deadlines for future submission cycles.