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Submissions

HILJ Online: Perspectives publishes short-form academic scholarship on all areas of international law. Innovating Trade is a special online collaboration between the Harvard International Law Journal and the Georgetown Journal of International Law, focused on short-form scholarship in the realms of trade, technology, and climate initiatives under the scope of international law. For more information and submission instructions for each of these two online scholarship platforms, please click the appropriate tab below.

The deadline for Perspectives submissions for the 2023-24 academic year cycle has now passed.  

The deadline for submissions to Innovating Trade is March 9, 2024 at 11:59pm ET. 

 

 

Instructions for Perspectives Submissions

Perspectives submissions have now closed for the 2023-24 academic year. Perspectives articles submitted now will not be reviewed until September 2024. 

Submission to HILJ Perspectives 

HILJ Online: Perspectives publishes concise commentary and analysis of issues in international law. Perspectives posts span a broad range of topics. Some contributions analyze recent significant developments in international law such as decisions of international tribunals or treaty processes. Others apply international law to pressing global problems. Others still offer new ways of thinking about long-established concepts in the field. As long as the contribution is related to international law, we have no fixed subject matter criteria. Rather, we are looking for submissions that offer a novel contribution to a topic, are well-researched, and are written with clarity and precision. 

Perspectives contributions are typically between 500 and 2,500 words. They must be written in English. Citations are required and should be implemented through in-text hyperlinks as much as possible. A good example of the formatting style for Perspectives contributions is available here. We welcome submissions from legal scholars, practitioners, and law students.

Submissions Process

Please submit a completed article in Microsoft Word format along with each author’s CV to iljonline@mail.law.harvard.edu. Please include the author’s last name and the word “Perspectives Submission” as both the subject line of the email and the title of the Word Document in the following format: “Last Name_Perspectives Submission.” For example, a submission from John Doe should have the subject line “Doe_Perspectives Submission.” Submissions written jointly by more than one author are welcome. In this case, the title used for the Word Document and email subject line should contain each of the author’s last names. For example, a submission from John Doe and Jill Goodman should be titled “Doe_Goodman_Perspectives Submission.” 

We make decisions on a rolling basis. Our article selection process entails review by HILJ’s Online Staff, which is comprised of J.D. and LL.M. candidates at Harvard Law School. Submissions may also be reviewed by our faculty advisors and/or scholars in our peer network. This process typically takes at least a few weeks. We endeavour to respond to authors within one month of receiving a submission in months when Harvard Law School is in session (September to April).  We do not confirm receipt of submissions, but rest assured that if you have followed the instructions on this page we are in receipt of your submission and it is under review. We are unable to provide feedback for articles that are not selected.

Once an article has been selected, the Lead Online Executive Editor will contact the author with further information on the editing and publication process.

We occasionally consider longer articles, although we review and publish them on a slower timeline. A good recent example of a longer submission is available here.

Please contact iljonline@mail.law.harvard.edu with questions or to request an expedited review.

Instructions for Submissions to the Harvard-Georgetown Innovating Trade Collaboration
Innovating Trade: The Intersection of Emerging Technologies, Climate Initiatives, and International Law is a special online collaboration between the Georgetown Journal of International Law and the Harvard International Law Journal, with support from Georgetown Law’s Center on Inclusive Trade and Development.
Overview

We are thrilled to announce a partnership between the Georgetown Journal of International Law and the Harvard International Law Journal, generously supported by the Georgetown Center on Inclusive Trade and Development. Together, we’re launching an initiative that merges the realms of trade, technology, and climate initiatives under the scope of international law.

As the world grapples with climate change and rapid technological advancement, the Georgetown Journal of International Law and the Harvard International Law Journal collaborate to spotlight the critical role of trade in this equation. We are seeking short-form content that explores the transformative intersection of emerging technologies, climate change, and human rights under the umbrella of international law. We encourage submissions that analyze the international legal frameworks that govern the integration of AI, automation, and climate-focused tech within the trade sector, and outline how these innovations can comply with international trade law, as well as reinforce human rights protections globally. Join us in defining the legal contours of a trade system adept at navigating the technological tides of our time! 

Submission instructions and technical requirements 

Submissions should not exceed 2,000 words and must be sent by the deadline of March 9th, 2024, at 11:59pm ET. Authors should upload submissions through this online form. Submissions should be uploaded as word documents. The filename of the word document should follow the naming convention “LASTNAME_InnovatingTrade.” For example, a submission by Jane Hatley should be titled “Hatley_InnovatingTrade.” If a submission is written by more than one author, please use the name of the corresponding author. If, and only if, you are unable to upload your submission through the form, you may email it to iljonline@mail.law.harvard.edu. In this case, your email subject line should match the word document filename. 

Citations are required and should be implemented through in-text hyperlinks as much as possible. A good example of the formatting style  is available here. We welcome submissions from legal scholars, practitioners, and law students.

Review process

While submission does not guarantee publication, all pieces will be considered by each journal for inclusion in our online special issue. Selected pieces will be published online as part of the HILJ-GJIL collaboration, but may be hosted on either the HJIL or GJIL websites. We cannot guarantee the particular website on which any given publication will be hosted. We will review all submissions for the first time after the March 9th deadline passes.

We will inform all authors of our submissions decisions. If an article is selected, members of the HILJ and GJIL editorial staff will contact the author with further information about the editing and publication process. 

Please contact iljonline@mail.law.harvard.edu with questions.

 

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We continue to accept submissions to Innovating Trade until March 8. HILJ: Perspectives submissions are now closed for the 2023-24 academic year. 

Countries represented by authors published or forthcoming so far in the 2023-24 HILJ Online submissions cycle*

*Based on place(s) of post-secondary education and primary place of residence