Submission Guidelines for Volume XX
The submission deadline for Volume XX is 6pm (GMT) Saturday, 21 January 2017. We accept submissions from undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate law students on any area of law. Submissions may be in English, French, German or Irish. Please note that French and German submissions authored by native speakers are not eligible for the French and German prizes.
English articles should be no longer than 10,000 words excluding footnotes. French, German and Irish articles should be no longer than 5,000 words. Case notes should be a maximum of 4,000 words. The Editorial Board may however consider longer scripts. 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 or preparations made with the cooperation of the authors. Article selection and editing procedures are summarised in the Author’s Guide.
All scripts should be submitted by email in DOC or DOCX format to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The email should contain the author’s name, year of study or graduation, course and contact details (email, phone number and postal address) in the main body of the email with your article attached. The selection process is entirely anonymous. Please do not include any indications of your identity in the document submission.
Submission Guidelines for the TCLR Online
Submissions for publication in the TCLR Online will be accepted throughout the year. Contributions should generally be no longer than 1,500 words. The Editorial Board may however consider longer scripts. Submissions to TCLR Online should be emailed to email@example.com.
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 for publication in the TCLR Online exclusively. They have to be written about one of the following topics and submitted by Sunday, 6 March 2016:
(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. Authors who wish their submissions to be considered as part of this competition should indicate this in their submission email. 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 of €500 from Trinity FLAC and the Law Review, and an internship at the Mercy Law Resource Centre. Eligibility for this prize will be based on the quality of the article and a short interview with Mercy Law.
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.