An essential element of The Georgetown Law Journal‘s mission is to encourage and provide a forum for the publication of students’ academic scholarship. In keeping with this goal, the Notes Committee typically selects two or three student notes for publication in each issue.
Through an anonymous selection process, the Notes Committee considers many aspects of each paper, including the timeliness of the issue discussed, the novelty of the author’s argument and analysis, the appeal of the topic to a generalist legal audience, the quality of the writing, and the paper’s compliance with current Bluebook standards.
Please scroll to the bottom of the page to see submission procedures. The Notes Committee reserves the right not to consider notes that are submitted in a manner other than in accordance with the below procedures.
Journal members are required to submit a note for consideration to fulfill the writing component of their Journal experience. The note is due in December of the member’s 3L year. Journal members may submit multiple notes for publication.
Recently Graduated Journal Members
Recently graduated Journal members may submit for consideration papers that they wrote while students at the Law Center. The deadline for these submissions falls in August following the students’ graduation.
Non-Journal Member GULC Students
The Journal also invites the submission of papers by GULC students who are not Journal members. These papers must conform to the note submission procedures listed on this page.
The Journal accepts notes from non-Journal members who are, at the time of the submission deadline, current GULC students. Notes from non-Journal member recent GULC graduates are not accepted. The final submission deadline for graduating non-Journal GULC students will fall at the beginning of April of their 3L year. See below for specific deadlines.
Upcoming Deadlines for 2013–2014
To be considered for Volume 102, submissions must be received by 5:00 p.m. on the following dates:
- 102.1 – February 25th, 2013
- 102.2 – April 1st, 2013
- 102.3 – June 24th, 2013
- 102.4 – August 26th, 2013
- 102.5 – September 30th, 2013
- 102.6 – December 23rd, 2013
Submission Procedure for GULC Students
Submissions should be emailed to Alexander Kamel, Senior Notes Editor, at email@example.com.
The submission should be anonymous; the author’s name and other identifying information should be removed from the document. Although there is no specific length requirement, the submission should generally be at least 6,000 words. The author must also submit a brief anonymous statement of originality, not to exceed one page, explaining the relevance of the note in the context of the larger academic dialogue.