The Georgetown Law Journal Online is published exclusively on the web. It is a separate publication from the Journal’s print edition. GLJ Online accepts essays, responses to published pieces, and student work such as case comments and notes.
We can offer two-week turnarounds from acceptance to publication for timely pieces addressing current topics in the law.
While a length of about 3,000 words is preferred, pieces that are longer or shorter will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The Journal will give preference to timely articles focused on current events, current issues in the law, and pending and recently decided cases.
You may also submit a response to a published or forthcoming print or online piece. A response may take the form of an Article, Essay, or Letter to the Editors.
All current Georgetown Law students and recent graduates until the September following graduation may submit case comments, short articles, or notes. Submissions should be shorter than 4,000 words above-the-line with fewer than 1,250 words in footnotes. The Georgetown Law Journal Online will also consider longer student notes on a case-by-case basis.
Submissions will be reviewed via a selection process that includes evaluation of the relevance of the topic to Washington, D.C. (including the Supreme Court, federal agencies, and Congress), the timeliness of the issue discussed, the novelty of the author’s argument and analysis, the appeal of the topic to a generalist legal audience, and compliance with current Bluebook standards.
Please submit a copy of your comment, short article, or note with personal identifying information removed. Students can submit work at any time. Selections are made seasonally by the Journal’s Online Committee.