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Call for Submissions- Riesenfeld

2020- Borderline: Problems and Perspectives in Global Migration (Current Call for Student Notes)

On February 28, 2020, the Berkeley Journal of International Law hosted the 2020 Riesenfeld Symposium, Borderline: Problems and Perspectives in Global Migration. This year, we recognized Professor Guy S. Goodwin Gill for his scholarship on the rights of migrants and refugees.


In connection with this event, the Journal will publish a special Symposium issue of the journal in Fall 2020. Currently, the Journal invites student note submissions on the topic of refugee and asylum law. One student note will be selected for publication. Submissions should not exceed 20,000 words, including footnotes. The submissions deadline for the Symposium Issue student notes is July 15, 2020.


Submissions will be reviewed by BJIL Submissions Editors, and final decisions will be made in consultation with the Editors-in-Chief. Authors will receive notification of a publication decision approximately three weeks after the submission deadline. We welcome submissions from J.D., LL.M., and Ph.D. students from all law schools. Recent graduates may also submit notes for consideration, but authors must have completed law school no earlier than December 2018.



Application Process


We will do our best to preserve anonymity of student submissions. Please ensure cover sheets contain no identifying information. Please consult the Student Note Contest submission guidelines on the website for full requirements. Finally, please send all submissions to However, if you have any questions about the submissions process, please email the Submissions Editors at

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