Submissions Guidelines

The UCD Law Review is among Ireland’s leading student-run peer-reviewed legal journals. The Review seeks to publish, on an annual basis, a comprehensive and distinguished journal of legal scholarship. Our Review is internationally recognised, providing significant contributions to legal understanding and debate.  Our academic advisory board consists of the members of the law faculty in the Sutherland School of Law, University College Dublin which is a top-ranked Irish law school in the QS World University Rankings. The Review is proudly sponsored by Arthur Cox.

Each year, the Board welcomes contributions on a broad range of contemporary legal issues, in particular articles pertaining to Irish and European law; however, articles relating to the wider concepts of International law are also welcomed. The criteria to which selectors will have regard in evaluating an article include its originality, topicality, strength of argument, structure and style.

The UCD Law Review is no longer seeking submissions for Volume 22. However, we invite prospective submitters for future volumes to note the following submission guidelines. These are subject to change until we make a formal call for submissions later in the year, but they are indicative of what we typically request of submissions:

Article Submissions
For recent past volumes, we have requested that articles be submitted in word format to and range in length 5000 and 10,000 words, excluding footnotes. The final deadline for all submissions is typically a date in March. However, the Board may allow for reasonable extensions beyond the selected date upon receiving prior notice. Please note that the selection process is entirely anonymous so please do not include any indications of identity in the article or book review.

Book Reviews
Book reviews of a maximum of 1000 words (excluding footnotes) will also be considered for publication. The book reviewed must have been recently published and be written by an academic, practitioner or commentator who has expertise in legal matters.

If you have any questions pertaining to submissions that are not addressed here, please reach out to us under ‘General Inquiries’ on our Contact page.

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