Submit your student writing to the Harvard International Law Journal’s Student Note Competition!

The winner of the Competition for Volume 65(2) will be published alongside leading academics and receive comprehensive feedback throughout the editing process. Successful Notes are engaging, make new arguments, and deal with international or comparative law. Pieces should be between 8,000 and 16,000 words, including footnote citations. Only current HLS students or graduates one year out are eligible for the Competition. JDs, LLMs, and SJDs are all welcome.

To submit, send a Word version of your Note and a resume to with the subject line “Student Note Submission 65(2)” by Sunday, January 7th at 11:59pm EST.

To find more details about the Competition and formatting, please visit our website (, or contact with any questions.