General Information
The University of California, Davis, Journal of International Law and Policy (JILP) is committed to publishing original, cutting-edge scholarship that will make a substantial contribution to international, comparative, and transnational law. JILP welcomes articles from professors, practitioners, and students of private or public international law, as well as other related disciplines. Submissions by international authors are also encouraged.

To view past volumes of JILP, please visit the digital archive.

JILP publishes biannually, producing a Fall and Spring issue in December and May, respectively. JILP will begin accepting article submissions for the Fall and Spring issues on a rolling basis. The Journal will accept submissions until the issues are filled.

All submissions should be in English and the text should be double-spaced. Footnotes must conform with The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (21st ed.). Authors should be prepared to supply any cited sources upon request.

We prefer electronic submissions via email or Scholastica. Regardless of the method of submission, please submit the author’s curriculum vitae along with the manuscript.

Submissions via Email
Please email to:

Submissions via Scholastica
JILP also accepts submissions through Scholastica.

Submissions via Regular Mail
If you are unable to submit electronically, we will accept mailed manuscripts that include an electronic copy on a CD.

Please mail any hard-copy to:

UC Davis Journal of International Law and Policy
Attn: Submissions Editors
University of California, Davis School of Law
400 Mrak Hall Drive
Davis, California, 95616-5201

Expedited Reviews
We can expedite the review of a submitted article if the author is facing strict response deadlines by other journals that have already accepted the article. To request an expedited review, please email the Submissions Editors at
(Please include “Request for Expedited Review: TITLE OF ARTICLE” in the subject heading.)

Please provide the following information in your correspondence:
1) Author name and contact information (phone and email)
2) Article title
3) Journals that have accepted the article
4) Deadlines those journals have given the author
5) The latest possible date that the author can be given a decision

We look forward to your submissions!