UCD Law Review



The deadline for submission to the 17th Volume is 24 March 2017


The Editorial Board seeks academic legal articles from both undergraduate/postgraduate students, recent graduates and practitioners.

We publish articles from a wide variety of legal fields, and are always interested in submissions that represent an original perspective, or discuss innovative occurrences.


Criteria for Submissions

  • Between 5,000 and 10,000 words in length
  • Not published previously
  • Formatted in Microsoft Word
  • The University College Dublin Law Review house style of citation is OSCOLA 2010 (see http://www.law.ox.ac.uk/publications/oscola.php)
  • Late submissions may be considered at the discretion of the Editor



By email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

By post: UCD Law Review Editorial Board, Sutherland School of Law, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland

The email or letter should contain the Author’s name, year of study or graduation, and contact details. The selection process is entirely anonymous so please do not include any indicators of identity in the submission itself.


Review Process

The UCD Law Review Editorial Board considers all submissions that reach us by our official deadline. All articles are reviewed anonymously by the entirety of the Editorial Board, with a democratic vote deciding whether an article will proceed for further consideration. If an article does proceed, it will be subject to several more stages of review, including an examination by our Academic Advisors.

Due to the high volume of submissions that we receive, and the quality of material that we strive for, the review and selection process takes time. We aim to respond to authors with a final decision within 6 weeks from the date of submission.

The Editor of the Review will notify authors of the Board's decision by email.


Prize for Most Outstanding Article

All articles that are chosen for publication will be considered for The Most Outstanding Article Prize, which is accompanied by a monetary award of €500.

The University College Dublin Law Review seeks to create an interest in legal writing and encourages all students studying law at third level to write and submit articles. With this in mind, A&L Goodbody Solicitors sponsor a prize of €500 for the most outstanding article published in the current volume of the University College Dublin Law Review.


1. Only articles selected for publication are eligible for the prize.

2. The winner is announced at the launch of the University College Dublin Law Review.

3. The decision of the adjudication panel, which comprises of our Academic Advisors, shall be final.



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