The Journal is now accepting case notes (2,000 – 4,000 words) for Volume 21 (2022). The deadline for submissions is 6:00pm, Saturday 26 March 2022.
Case notes may cover any of the following:
- Zalewski v Adjudication Office & ors  IESC 24
- Burke v The Minister for Education  IESC 1
- Case T-612/17 – Google and Alphabet v Commission
- Any other recent seminal judgment of the Irish or EU courts
Case notes should be submitted to: email@example.com
The call for Article submissions for Volume 21 of the Journal is currently closed.
Articles should be submitted in Word format to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Article Submission Guidelines
Articles relating to domestic, European and international law are considered, provided that they are relevant in an Irish context. An annual prize, chosen by our Judge-in-Residence, is awarded for the best article. A separate prize is awarded by the Law Society of Ireland for the best article submitted by a trainee solicitor.
The following guidelines apply to submissions:
- Articles should be between approximately 5,000 and 15,000 words.
- The article must not have been published elsewhere, although may be a thesis which is bound and catalogued in a university library.
- Articles may be on any legal topic of interest to the author.
- We particularly welcome submissions from trainee solicitors and pupil barristers, PhD students and early career academics.
Tips for Authors
A good article:
- analyses and critiques the law;
- offers a different perspective on the law;
- speculates on the future development of the law;
- deals with issues which may have been ignored or unappreciated in the past;
- deals with a discrete legal question and does not try and deal with too many issues;
- presents a coherent and well thought through argument; and
- is well written and well structured.
The most common reasons for submissions being rejected are:
- authors submit an entire undergraduate, LLM or PhD thesis without modifying the piece to make it suitable for publication as a journal article;
- articles describe and summarise the law but do not analyse or critique the law;
- articles focus on the politics or policy surrounding an issue without sufficiently analysing the law;
- articles are not up to date or show a lack of understanding of the law as it currently stands;
- authors do not demonstrate a sufficient understanding of the academic literature on the topic they are writing about; and
- articles are poorly written and poorly structured.
The Journal reserves the right not to award the advertised prize in the event that the submissions received are not of a publishable standard.