Submission Guidelines

  1. Word count (inclusive of footnotes) is between 1,000-4,000 words
  2. The submission file is in the Microsoft Word file format (.doc or .docx)
  3. A cover page is included with the title of the essay, the author’s full name, the category in which the submission falls (Public, Private, International, or Criminal), and a short description containing the following information:
    • the stage of the author’s studies (year, academic programme, affiliation) or career, area(s) of interest, practice or specialty in the law;
    • the context in which the work was written (e.g. for a class, for a competition, in response to a recent judicial decision, out of personal interest etc.), final word count, and;
    • a declaration that the submitted work has not been published elsewhere.
  4. A short blurb (not exceeding 200 words) preceding the article’s introduction to be posted regarding the submission, if accepted, on social media platforms (such as Facebook and Twitter)
  5. The main body of your submission is in Times New Roman with 1 inch margins, font size 12, and 1.5 line spacing. Footnotes are in Times New Roman, font size 10. Paragraphs should be indented and with no extra space in between. Figures and tables should be included only if they are essential to the content of the submission
  6. The page number is at the top right-hand corner of each page (preferably in the margins)
  7. All citations are made using OSCOLA
  8. Declaration that the submission is entirely the author's own. Any work of others, whether published or not, must be properly identified and referenced
Submissions are accepted at [email protected]


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