Writing an article or casenote for the Journal is an excellent way to deepen one’s understanding of the relevant subject area and develop crucial skills for academic writing or legal practice. Needless to say, having a “Publications” section in one’s CV is rare and has the potential to set oneself apart from the herd.

If you wish to submit a potential Article for the next edition of the Journal, please see our submission guidelines below:

  • Submissions must be from current undergraduate students. We also accept submissions from recently graduated students providing that the submission was written whilst they were an undergraduate. 
  • We accept submissions from students enrolled at any university. 
  • We are looking for articles about any specific element of law (including jurisprudence), or notes about a recent case, recent legislation or recent legal developments. Articles should be something more than a mere tutorial essay, both in terms of length and depth of academic treatment of the material. The submission should concern any subject within the scope of Oxford Moderations Syllabus or the Final Honours School syllabus. A comprehensive list of these subjects can be found here.
  • Submissions should relate to English law. We also accept pieces covering law in other common/civil law/mixed jurisdictions where such pieces have a substantial comparative aspect with English law and are primarily centred on English law. This requirement does not apply to pieces relating to jurisprudence, EU or international law. 
  • Submissions should be no shorter than 3,000 words, and generally no longer than 6,000 words. If you have a longer piece of writing you may want to submit, feel free to contact us to discuss possible arrangements.
  • We accept submissions on a rolling basis, with the hope of publishing two editions of the Journal every year. 

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns. We look forward to your submissions.