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Welcome to the home of the NYU Journal of International Law and Politics (JILP). This student-run publication is devoted to commentary on contemporary issues in international and comparative law. JILP features articles on international legal topics by leading scholars and practitioners, as well as notes, case comments, and book annotations written by Journal members.


Date: May 21, 2021

The Journal of International Law and Politics is currently accepting student notes for Volume 54. If you are interested in being published in one of the country’s premier journals with a focus on international law and politics, please submit your note by June 23rd . Pieces we have published in the past have covered public international law, comparative law, U.S. foreign policy law, and international politics. Please note, however, that we are open to developing any content that has an international bent even if it does not fall into one of these categories, strictly speaking.

Below are the substantive requirements for submission:

  1. JILP accepts notes from law students submitted to the JILP email, The deadline for submission for the upcoming issue is June 23rd at 11:59 p.m.
  2. JILP accepts notes from the moment you become a 2L through the first submission deadline following your graduation (June 23rd, 2021 for graduating 3Ls and LLMs).
  3. Note selection depends first and foremost on the quality, originality, and timeliness of the note.
  4. Students who submit must certify that their notes have been reviewed by an NYU Law professor before submission to the notes committee at the above email address. If a note is selected, we will require that the author get their supervising professor to certify that they have reviewed the note, using the following language:

“I, [insert Professor’s name here], certify that I have read [insert student’s name here]’s paper herein enclosed, in its entirety, and approve its submission to New York University’s Journal of International Law and Politics to be considered for publication therein.”

  1. Selected notes go through a 2-3 month editing process with the Senior Notes Editor (“SNE”),
    Managing Editors (“MEs”), and the Editor-In-Chief (“EIC”). If your note is selected, you must agree to a specified timeline and work diligently with us on grammatical, substantive, and formatting edits.

If you have any questions about the publishing process or would like more information about JILP in general, please do not hesitate to reach out by email to

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