The Georgetown International Environmental Law Review (GIELR) is a quarterly publication of scholarly commentary on, and practical analysis of, international environmental law. Our publication spans a broad range of subject matters such as the protection of the global commons; regional and comparative issues; the intersection between the environment and other international legal areas such as trade, human rights, security, and technology transfer. The audience we reach is nearly as broad as the subject matter we publish. GIELR subscribers include practitioners, policy makers, scholars and students worldwide.
GIELR publishes articles, notes, and book reviews which are of scholarly length and quality. Typically, submission are at least 25 pages in length. In addition to being well-written, successful manuscripts address topics with substantive components that are legal, environmental, and international in scope. Articles on domestic environmental law will be considered for publication if they address issues with international, regional, comparative, or cross-border aspects.
GIELR accepts submissions year round. Electronic manuscripts are strongly preferred and should be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. All citations should conform to the most recent edition of The Bluebook. Submissions should include a cover letter, an abstract, and the author's current CV in addition to the manuscript.
(Note: Manuscripts submitted by J.D. students and accepted for publication will be published as notes. Manuscripts submitted by L.L.M. students and accepted for publication will be published as notes if the author is not admitted to the bar in any jurisdiction; if the author is admitted to the bar, the manuscript will be published as an article.)
Thank you for considering the Georgetown International Environmental Law Review. At this time we are considering articles for publication in our upcoming issue -- Volume 24, Issue 1 (Fall 2012) -- and we encourage you to submit your article.
We consider all articles that fit the description above and those traditionally associated with international and environmental law, but this year we are also trying to expand the reach of the law review to include articles related to energy (particularly nuclear and renewables), environmental justice and poverty, and areas near or south of the equator, including South America, Africa, and Southeast Asia.