All GULC students are encouraged to submit a student note. Through an anonymous selection process, the Notes Committee considers many aspects of each paper, including 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, the quality of the writing, and the paper’s compliance with current Bluebook standards.

The Notes Committee will be reviewing Notes submissions for Volume 113 on a rolling basis. To ensure consideration for a particular issue, we ask that you adhere to the deadlines. The Notes Committee reserves the right not to consider notes that are submitted in a manner other than in accordance with procedures. Please refer to Submission Procedures for GULC Students below for additional requirements.

The Breonna Taylor Competition

The Georgetown Law Journal awards an annual prize for the best student Note submission on a social justice issue impacting historically disadvantaged groups in the United States. This prize honors the memory of Breonna Taylor and recognizes the deep-rooted and widespread impact of white supremacy on marginalized communities.

The winner of the Breonna Taylor Competition note will be published in Volume 113, Issue 5 and have the opportunity to allocate $500 in prize money to a social justice organization of their choosing. We will spotlight the author and their piece on our LinkedIn and Instagram.

Please refer to Submission Procedures for GULC Students below for additional requirements.

Submit your student note to the Breonna Taylor Competition for review for publication in Volume 113, Issue 5. Notes submitted to the Breonna Taylor Competition may also be submitted through the general Georgetown Law Journal submission process. Notes submitted through the general Georgetown Law Journal submission process will not be considered for Volume 113, Issue 5.

Questions may be directed to Karen Enomoto, Senior Notes Editor, at

Submission Procedure for GULC Students

The submission should:

  • Be anonymous; the author’s name and other identifying information should be removed from the document.
  • Use 1″ margins and be double spaced (except for block quotes or other special formatting).
  • Generally be at least 6,000 words, although there is no specific length requirement.
  • Be accompanied by an anonymous statement of originality, not to exceed one page, explaining the unique nature and relevance of the note in the context of the larger academic dialogue.

To comply with GULC requirements, students cannot submit for consideration papers written for courses at GULC until the papers have been submitted to the Registrar for a grade.

Submit your student note. Questions may be directed to Karen Enomoto, Senior Notes Editor, at

The Georgetown Law Journal Members

GLJ members are required to submit a note for consideration to fulfill the writing component of their Journal experience. The Note is due in February of each member’s graduating year (3L/4E). GLJ members may submit multiple notes for publication.

Recently Graduated GULC Students

All recently graduated GULC students may submit for consideration papers that they wrote while students at the Law Center. The deadline for these submissions will coincide with the submission deadline that falls in mid-August after graduation.