The Columbia Human Rights Law Review

We have finished accepting submissions for publication in Volume 49 (2017-2018) of the Columbia Human Rights Law Review. We will begin accepting submissions for publication in Volume 50 (2018-2019) in March 2018.

The Columbia Human Rights Law Review welcomes the submission of unsolicited manuscripts of proposed articles for possible publication. Accepted contributions generally deal directly with, or are otherwise relevant to, current ideas in international human rights and domestic civil rights law, including pieces from interdisciplinary perspectives.

We seek pieces with balanced legal analysis, or pieces that justify a position and advocate it cogently. We welcome works by scholars, practitioners, and others with knowledge of the human rights field.

Submitted articles should range from 10,000 to 30,000 words and be double-spaced in a 12-point font with 1″ margins. Please ensure that your submission meets the following conditions:

  • Articles should be submitted via ExpressO. Alternatively, submissions may be made in electronic format by email to HRLRsubmissions@law.columbia.edu.
  • Articles should be stored in Microsoft Word format;
  • Citations should conform with the Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th edition); and
  • Submissions should include author resume and contact information (address, phone number, and email address).

Please address questions regarding submissions to HRLRsubmissions@law.columbia.edu.

HRLR Online

We are currently accepting submissions for HRLR Online for Winter & Spring 2018.

The Columbia Human Rights Law Review launched an online component, HRLR Online, in Fall 2016. For HRLR Online we seek shorter, cutting-edge pieces that deal with pressing human rights issues or provide commentary on recent human rights scholarship. We welcome works by scholars, practitioners, and others with knowledge of the human rights field.

Submitted pieces for HRLR Online should range from 2,000 to 5,000 words and be double-spaced in a 12-point font with 1″ margins. Please ensure that your submission meets the following conditions:

  • Articles should be submitted via ExpressO. Alternatively, submissions may be made in electronic format by email to HRLRsubmissions@law.columbia.edu.
  • Articles should be stored in Microsoft Word format;
  • Citations should conform with the Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th edition); and
  • Submissions should include author resume and contact information (address, phone number, and email address).

Please address questions regarding submissions for HRLR Online to HRLRsubmissions@law.columbia.edu.