© 2019 Berkeley Journal of International Law || BAA

Mailing Address

Berkeley Journal of International Law
374 Law Building
School of Law, UC at Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720 USA


Editor in Chief: bjil@law.berkeley.edu

Follow us on Twitter

Call for Submissions- Riesenfeld

Theme of 2020- Borderline: Problems and Perspectives in Global Migration

This spring, on February 28, the Berkeley Journal of International Law will host the 2020 Riesenfeld Symposium, Borderline: Problems and Perspectives in Global Migration. Each year, the Journal presents the keynote speaker with the Stefan A. Riesenfeld Memorial Award in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the field of international law. This year, we will recognize 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 that will feature the text of the keynote address, as well as select scholarly works on the themes of migration, refugee law, and asylum law. We invite you to submit articles on migration-related topics. The Symposium issue will be published in Fall 2020.



Submission Guidelines:

Please email the following to bjilsubmissions@law.berkeley.edu with “Symposium Issue” in the subject line:


  • A current CV or resume for each author

  • A cover letter containing:

    • Contact information for each author (email address and phone number);

    • Total word count (with footnotes);

    • Number of footnotes; and

    • An explanation of the contribution the article will make to the field of international law.

  • The article, which must comply with the following standards:

    • Length: At a minimum, submissions must be 10,000 words, including footnotes. In our experience, most authors are best able to convey their point in 18,000 to 30,000 words, including footnotes. Manuscripts of 33,000 words or more are strongly discouraged and may not be reviewed.

    • Format: All manuscripts must be in a Microsoft Word-compatible format. Citations should conform to the most recent edition of The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, and authors should be prepared to supply any cited sources upon request.


Submissions must be received by March 1, 2020 to be considered for publication in fall 2020.


In the meantime, do not hesitate to contact the editors-in-chief at bjil@berkeley.edu with any questions you may have. ​