Eligible Notes and Authors

We will consider any Note related to international law that was written while the author was a student. We prefer Notes that address issues in private international law, but we will also consider Notes that discuss discrete legal issues in public international law. While we prefer to consider all submissions concurrently with our Virginia Law Notes Pools, we will try to accommodate requests for an expedited review if a Note has been extended an offer of publication with another journal.

Note Format and Subsmission

Students who would like their Note to be considered for publication should meet these requirements:

  1. 15,000 words is an encouraged target word count for notes. However, notes that are shorter or longer will still be considered.
  2. Submit a copy of your piece to vjilnotes@gmail.com. Please include a C.V. that includes your name, phone number, law school affiliation, and any other publications. In addition, please indicate whether you would like to be considered for a note prize.
  3. For Virginia Law students, your name should not appear on the Note itself.

Please include a cover page with:

  1. The title of your Note;
  2. A 500-word or less abstract, single-spaced, which briefly summarizes the argument of your Note;
  3. The word count of your Note;
  4. The following statement: “On my honor this note reflects my original work.”

Submitting Notes

Notes written by UVA Law students must be submitted in one of our two annual notes pools, which are held in December and May. Non-UVA students may submit their notes on a rolling basis.

For questions or more information about notes, contact our Notes Editor.