VJIL Online publishes Essays that are topical and lightly-footnoted. Essays range from 2,500 to 7,000 words and receive expedited review as well as in-depth feedback from and collaboration with the Online Team. We also publish Case Comments on U.S. cases with international implications and Responses to other Essays or Print Articles. Scholarship published in 2019-20 will be cited as “60 Va. J. Int’l L. Online.”

Submission Requirements

Please follow the same submission guidelines as you would for an Article, except email your submissions to the Online Development Editor.

Symposium Papers

We will publish three to four Essays on the topic of our 2019-20 Symposium, which will take place in February 2020. Authors will be invited to speak at the Symposium as part of an author’s panel. Once we pick the Symposium topic, we will post a call for papers here.