The Trinity College Law Review is now accepting submissions for Volume XXVII 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 XXVII

The Deadline for Submissions to Volume XXVII is January 19th 2024 at 17:00.

English articles should be no longer than 12,000 words. French, German, and Irish articles should be no longer than 5,000 words. Case notes should be a maximum of 7,000 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.

If you encounter issues with the submissions form, please email your submission to lawreview.trinitycollege@gmail.com. Please include your level of study, university, and submission title.

Competitions and Prizes

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 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 Conor Ringland 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 €250 from the Trinity Free Legal Advice Centre and the TCLR.

The French Language Prize. The author of the best article written in French will be awarded a €250 cash prize.

The Irish Language Prize. The author of the best article written in Irish will win a €250 cash prize.

The German Language Prize. The author of the best article written in German will receive a €250 cash prize.

The David Altaras SC Best Public Policy Article. The author of the best article written on public policy will receive a €750 prize courtesy of David Altaras SC. In previous years this has been awarded to the Best Planning or Environmental Law article.

The Arthur Cox Secondary School Writing Competition. This competition is open to secondary school students all over the country. Students in Transition Year, Fifth Year and Sixth Year are encouraged to enter by sending an essay of no more than 1,000 words (excluding references) to lawreview.trinitycollege@gmail.com on one of a number of topics. The questions for 2023/2024 are as follows:

  1. Should the law permit university admissions policies which favour individuals belonging to groups regarded as disadvantaged or subject to discrimination?
  2. In the context of the current housing crisis, should the law allow the government to seize private property?
  3. Should Irish law recognise a right to assisted suicide?
  4. Who, if anyone, should be held legally responsible for the effects of climate change?
  5. Should Ireland alter its legal position on neutrality?

Entries should be submitted as an attached document to the email and will be assessed on the quality of the writer's ideas, structure and critical analysis of the legal issue at hand. The winner will receive a cash prize of €150. Deadline for submissions: 19th of February 2024.

The Arthur Cox Alternative Perspectives Competition. This competition is open to all non-law students studying at Trinity College, Dublin. Entries can address any topic related to your academic discipline so long as they centre on a legal issue. The author of the winning piece will receive a cash prize of €250 and have their work published on TCLR online. Articles should be no more than 2,000 words in length, excluding footnotes. We are currently accepting submissions for the 2023/24 Competition. Submissions will close on Monday the 11th of March 2024 at 17:00. All submissions should be emailed to lawreview.trinitycollege@gmail.com.