The Columbia Undergraduate Law Review is constantly in search of writers, and so encourages undergraduate students from schools all over the United States to submit articles, research papers, and essays that embrace a wide range of topics and viewpoints related to the field of law. Aside from the formatting requirements described below, the sole requisite is that the paper was written during the student’s undergraduate career. Most of the papers previously published by the journal have stemmed from the fields of political science, history, philosophy, international relations, and legal studies; however, students in any program of study should feel welcome to send us their work. Because of the collaborative nature of our peer-review editing process, all members of the editorial board read all submissions to the journal. Click on the “Issues” tab of this site to view past issues of the Review.
Submissions should be double-spaced in Microsoft Word .doc format, follow the Chicago style, and include endnotes as well as a Works Cited section. Although we will consider submissions of any length, the majority of published pieces range from 20 to 25 pages. It would be highly appreciated if longer papers could be shortened to fit this page length recommendation before submission.
In the document, please also include the following information:
- Your name
- Current email address and phone number
- Undergraduate college/university
- Year of graduation
- Indicate paper category: International Law, Domestic Law, Historical Law, or Other
- 250-word abstract
- Short explanation of when and why paper was initially written
Please use the following form to submit your paper. Email submissions will be accepted but are discouraged.