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Fall 2023 Submissions Review Has Begun: HILJ Online editors are now reviewing online submissions on a rolling basis.

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. We welcome submissions from legal scholars, practitioners, and law students. 

Submissions Process

Please submit a completed article in Microsoft Word format, along with the author’s CV to Please include the corresponding author’s last name and the word “Perspectives Submission” in the subject line in the following format: “Last Name_Perspectives Submission.” For example, a submission from John Doe should have the subject line “Doe_Perspectives Submission.”

We make decisions on a rolling basis. Submissions will be reviewed by HILJ’s Online Staff, which is comprised of J.D. and LL.M. candidates. They may also be reviewed by our faculty advisors and/or scholars in our peer network. We will not confirm receipt of submissions. However, we do 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 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.

Please contact with questions or to request an expedited review.