VJIL Online publishes essays that are punchy, topical, lightly-footnoted, and time-sensitive. Essays range from 2,500 to 7,000 words and receive expedited review. VJIL Online began in 2013, so essays published in 2019-20 will be cited as “5 Va. J. Int’l L. Online.”

VJIL Online also publishes a theme-issue on the topic of our Symposium and responses to other Essays or to Articles in Print.