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Student Comparative and European Law Review Call for Submissions

ELSA UK and ELSA Ireland, in partnership with the Sheffield Centre for International and European Law, are delighted to launch the call for submissions for the second edition of the Student Comparative and European Law Review (SCELR). 

Submissions are invited from all students who are studying at a higher education institution in the United Kingdom or Ireland, and those students who are ELSA members studying at an institution outside the UK and Ireland. This includes those enrolled on law conversion courses and those who are studying for professional training courses such as the LPC or the BPTC.  Submissions should be written on the subject of comparative law, the law of the European Union, or the European Convention on Human Rights. Articles should be 4,000 to 10,000 words. Case notes should be 1,000 to 4,000 words. We warmly encourage submissions from students who are writing legal dissertations or legal research projects as part of their undergraduate or postgraduate degree courses, provided these articles have not been and will not be published elsewhere. All rules can be found attached and on our website.

All submissions will first be reviewed by the appointed Editorial Board members, who will compile a shortlist of articles based on the peer review process. The shortlisted articles will then be reviewed by our academic partners at the Sheffield Centre for International and European Law. Members of the Centre of Law will ultimately select the best articles to be included in the final edition. Authors will be informed at each stage of the review process as to the status of their article and whether it has advanced or not.

The deadline for entries is Friday 30th March at 23:59 BST. All submissions must be sent in MS Word format via email to with the subject line ‘SCELR Submission 2018’. Any questions should be directed to the Editorial Board at the same address. Please find attached below, the style guide, rules and a copy of the last year’s first edition.

Best of luck with your submissions!