Note Submissions

The Virginia Journal of International Law has two Notes Pools for Virginia Law students each year. We consider Notes from students at other law schools on a rolling basis.

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.

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

  1. Submit a copy of your piece to Please include a CV that includes your name, phone number, law school affiliation, and any other publications.

  2. 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."

Our Notes Pools are held in May and December of each year.


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