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Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly – Call for Submissions

The Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly is a peer-reviewed academic journal published by the School of Law at Queen’s University in Belfast and edited by Professor Sally Wheeler. We are now seeking submissions for upcoming editions, due for publication in this academic year 2016 – 2017. Following the successful launch of our three new categories, we continue to encourage submissions under the following headings: Case Notes and Comments; Statute and Legislation Review; and Innovations and Trends in the Market for Legal Services.

The Case Notes and Comments section will feature analysis of recent judicial decisions in Northern Ireland, the UK and Europe. The Statute and Legislation Review section will provide critical analysis of a variety of statutory and non-statutory devices and will focus particularly on recent developments in the devolved, UK, European and International institutions. Innovations and Trends in the Market for Legal Services is an exciting addition to our publication and the first of its kind in a UK-based law journal. This section focuses on the evolving legal world and seeks submissions on broad topics ranging from changes in legal advice provision, and advances in legal technology, to new methods for teaching in law schools.

We also welcome submissions of quality book reviews of recent legal texts for the main body of the journal.

We encourage submissions of approximately 2000 words (including footnotes) from academics, post-docs and postgraduate students as well as practitioners, members of the judiciary and parliamentarians. Submissions for the next edition should be received by 9th December 2016

Policy: Decisions regarding the evaluation of the contribution will vary. We consider every submission that we receive and do our best to respond personally to each submission. Peer review is an important component to the evaluation process. All contributions must be ultimately approved by the NILQ Editorial Board. The editors reserve the right to edit contributions.  The editors reserve the right to return articles unpublished if they do not meet NILQ standards regarding substance.



The NILQ follows the Oxford University Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities(OSCOLA) for citation and stylistic matters.

Further questions and queries, as well as submissions, are welcome to:

Case Notes:

Sayira Santana (senior editor)  

Stephanie Johnston (junior editor);


Trends in the Market for Legal Services:

Lauren O’Sullivan (senior editor)

Lawrence Dushenski (junior editor);


Statutory Reports:

Christina Verdirame (senior editor)

Zachary Mercado (junior editor)


Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly,

School of Law, Queen’s University Belfast

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BT7 1NN, Northern Ireland