Submissions Guidelines

The UCD Law Review is no longer seeking submissions for Volume 21. However, we invite prospective submitters for future volumes to familiarise themselves with the following as an indication of our typical submissions criteria. Please note that these guidelines are subject to change for future volumes. Updated submissions information for Volume 22 will be made available around the end of this calendar year:

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.

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 selectors will have regard to in evaluating an article include its originality, topicality, strength of argument, structure and style.

The Review is proudly sponsored by Arthur Cox. For Volume 21, a prize of  €500 will be awarded to the author of the most outstanding article, which was kindly sponsored by A&L Goodbody. 

Article Submissions
For Volume 21, we requested that articles be submitted in word format to and range in length between 5000 and 10,000 words (excluding footnotes). The final deadline for all submissions was 31st March 2021; however, the Board was willing to allow for reasonable extensions beyond this date upon receiving prior notice. Please note that each year, 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) were 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 that were not addressed here, please reach out to us under ‘General Inquiries’ on our Contact page.

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