The Trinity College Law Review is now accepting submissions for Volume XXII of the print edition and the TCLR Online, our online companion to the print edition. The Editorial Board accepts papers in English, French, German or Irish. We accept submissions from undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate law students on any area of law. To submit, please ensure you have read the submission guidelines, then proceed to complete the submission form below.

Submission Guidelines for Volume XXII

The submission deadline for Volume XXII is 6pm (GMT) Friday, 18 January 2019. 

English articles should be no longer than 10,000 words. French, German, and Irish articles should be no longer than 5,000 words. Case notes should be a maximum of 4,000 words. All word counts are exclusive of footnotes. The Editorial Board may consider longer scripts at its discretion. Authors are required to prepare their manuscripts according to the OSCOLA Ireland system of legal citation. The editorial process will be collaborative, with any edits made with the cooperation of the authors. Article selection and editing procedures are summarised in the Author's Guide.

Submission Guidelines for the TCLR Online

Submissions for publication in the TCLR Online will be accepted throughout the year on a rolling basis. The TCLR Online welcomes case comments and contributions of generally no more than 1,500 words that grapple with current or niche issues in Irish, EU or International Law, and therefore merit prompt publication. The Editorial Board may consider longer scripts at its discretion.

Competitions and Prizes

The Arthur Cox Alternative Perspectives Competition. This competition is open to non-law students in Trinity College, Dublin and consists of a cash prize of €250. Papers should be no more than 1,000 words excluding footnotes, for publication in the TCLR Online exclusively. Topics will be released shortly for the 2018 Competition. The following topics were used for the 2017 Competition:

(1) How does the law interact with your field of study and in what way does this help or hinder development in your field?

(2) Should Ireland introduce rent control legislation?

The Gernot Biehler Casenote Competition. This competition was founded in honour of Dr. Gernot Biehler, a young but distinguished fellow of Trinity College, Dublin and lecturer in international law and conflicts of laws, who died aged 48. Dr. Biehler was a keen supporter of the work of the Law Review. The competition is open to first and second year undergraduate students from all universities who submit a case note of 3,000 words or less and is subject to all other submission and deadline requirements mentioned above. The prize shall be €250.

The Reddy Charlton Prize for the Best Article. The author of the best article will receive a cash prize of €500 from Reddy Charlton solicitors.

The Matheson Prize for the Best Commercial Law Article. The author of the best article on a topic of commercial or company law will win a €250 cash prize sponsored by Matheson.

The Trinity FLAC Prize for the Best Social Justice Article. The author of the best article on a topic of human rights or social justice will receive a cash prize from the Trinity Free Legal Advice Centre and the TCLR.

The A&L Goodbody Prize for the Best IT/IP Law Article. The author of the best article on a topic of Intellectual Property or IT law will receive a cash prize of €250 sponsored by A&L Goodbody.

The Best French Language Article. The author of the best article written in French will win an internship in the Conseil Constitutionnel. Runner-up internships in the Cour de Cassation and Conseil d’Etat are available. Please note that only non-native French speakers are eligible to win these prizes. A previous winner gave an insight into her experience :

"[T]he Conseil Constitutionnel (...) was a great experience. I spent much of my time preparing a research paper on the comparative role of judges in common law and civil law countries ahead of a Francophone judicial conference (…) the simple fact of going into to the Conseil Constitutionnel every day exposed me to the workings of the court and there were opportunities to attend talks and meet a couple of the judges. I would highly encourage people to apply.”

The German-Irish Lawyers and Business Association German Language Prize. The author of the best article written in German will win a €250 cash prize sponsored by the German-Irish Lawyers and Business Association.

The Arthur Cox Foundation Irish Language Prize. The author of the best article written in Irish will win a €250 cash prize sponsored by the Arthur Cox Foundation.