The ELSA NL Law Review is a student-run, peer-reviewed journal of legal scholarship published by ELSA the Netherlands. The first issue of the Review will be published during the 2020-2021 academic year.

ELSA NL Law Review aims to serve as an academic forum that enables students and legal professionals from across the Netherlands to analyse and discuss contemporary legal issues. While contributions are welcome from all members of the legal community, the Review, in particular, provides law students and young lawyers with the coveted opportunity to develop their editing and writing skills. 

ELSA NL Law Review can be used as a platform for further cooperation between the members of ELSA the Netherlands’ diverse network. As such, it is appropriate that the first issue of the Review will align with the International Focus Programme (IFP). The IFP aims at raising awareness on a specific theme across the whole ELSA Network and provides an opportunity for ELSA-wide cooperation on that specific legal topic. The current IFP topic is Law and Technology.


  • Editorial Board

  • Academic Board


Call for Submissions –> Shortlisting of Submissions –> Peer-Review –>  Linguistic & Technical Editing Publication 


Any member of the legal community is welcome to submit a piece of legal academic writing for consideration in accordance with our guidelines. This includes undergraduate and postgraduate students, PhD candidates, and young lawyers. You do not need to be an ELSA member and there are no requirements concerning previous experience or qualifications. 


The call for submissions for the first issue of ELSA NL Law Review has not yet opened. The website will be updated with further information shortly.


  • Length: Articles must be between 2000 and 7000 words. Case notes must be between 1000 and 4000.
  • Abstract: A summary of the work, not exceeding 10% of the total word count, must be included.
  • Biography: A biography, not exceeding 100 words, must be included with the submission. The biography must be written in third person, using sentence form.
  • Language: Submissions must be written in British English and should comply with the language manual. 
  • Referencing: All submissions must be referenced using the OSCOLA referencing style. 
  • Plagiarism and Prior Publication: The submission must be the original work of the author (see plagiarism policy) and must not have been published elsewhere.
  • Format: The submission should be submitted as a Microsoft Word document. Other formats may be accepted at the discretion of the editorial team and if the circumstances for impossibility of the use of Microsoft Word are explained by the submitter. 

Language Manual

Technical Guide

Plagiarism Policy

You can download the 1st issue (2021) here: