The Harvard Human Rights Journal is currently seeking submissions for pieces for Volume 25. All JD, LLM, and SJD students are encouraged to submit.
HRJ publishes three different types of student writing:
1. Student Notes
Student notes should ideally be between 5,000 and 10,000 words; please be aware that articles longer than 20,000 words will not be considered. Citations for all pieces should follow Bluebook format. For examples of past student pieces we have published in HRJ, be sure to check out the Archives section of our website at http://www.law.harvard.edu/students/orgs/hrj/. We plan to publish one student note in Volume 25.
Recent developments offer summaries and analyses of judicial decisions or legislative developments with human rights implications. In addition to international tribunals such as the ICTR and ICTY, we are interested in the goings-on at the European Court of Human Rights, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, and any domestic court (either in the United States or any other country) that has decided a case with human rights implications. Recent developments should be between 2,500 and 5,000 words long.
Book notes are typically between 700 and 1,000 words in length and offer a brief summary and critique of a recent book on human rights.
For consideration for print publication of a note in the Volume 25, a draft will be due by August 20th, 2011. We encourage those that are interested to let us know of proposals or drafts as soon as possible so we can work with you throughout the writing process.