UCD Law Review 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 currently seeking submissions for Volume 23. We invite prospective submitters to note the following submission guidelines:

Article Submissions
We request that articles be submitted in word format to ucdlawreviewsubmissions@ucd.ie and range in length between 5,000 and 10,000 words (excluding footnotes). The early bird deadline for submissions is February 10th 2023. The final deadline for all submissions is midnight on the April 21st 2023. 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 1,000 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.

Shorter Articles
The UCD Law Review welcomes shorter articles on recent cases or topical legal issues for submission to its online companion publication, the Sutherland Symposium. See here for Symposium submission guidelines.

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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