ELSA IE Law Review
Welcome to IE Law Review, a student-run organization associated with the European Law Students' Association (ELSA) at IE University. Our primary goal is to provide a forum for legal scholarship, publishing high-quality articles by undergraduate and graduate students alike.
In addition to our academic mission, we strive to be a valuable resource for practicing lawyers and law students, as well as an opportunity for our members to develop their editing and writing skills. We achieve these goals by publishing semesterly issues; one in the Fall, and one in the Spring.
Our editorial team consists of undergraduate and graduate student editors who make all organizational and editorial decisions, and a student business staff who oversee day-to-day operations. All articles, even those by the most respected authorities, undergo a rigorous editorial process designed to sharpen and strengthen substance and tone.
Our student writers & editors contribute to the Review through Notes, Recent Cases, and Recent Legislation. Notes are usually written by third-year students and are approximately 20-30 pages, while Recent Cases and Recent Legislation are typically 8-15 pages and written mainly by second-year students. Recent Cases provide commentary on decisions by lower courts (non-ICC / ECJ), such as national supreme courts, circuit courts, district courts, and overseas courts. Recent Legislation focuses on new statutes at either the EU or National level. The Fall and Spring issues include student-written pieces, such as Leading Cases, which are analyses by third, fourth, and fifth-year students of the most important decisions of the European High Courts, and Developments in the Law, an in-depth treatment of an important area of the law prepared by senior editors of the Review.
We also welcome the publication of external works, including those made by non-ELSA members, external legal professionals, or professors, to name a few.
Thank you for visiting IE Law Review. We hope you find our journal to be a valuable resource for legal scholarship and research.
Membership in IE Law Review is comprised of second through fifth-year law students, as well as a selection of postgraduate students, who are selected after an annual writing competition. We are strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive membership and welcome students from all backgrounds and perspectives.
Our annual writing competition is designed to identify students who have a passion for legal scholarship and possess the writing and analytical skills necessary to contribute to the Review. The competition includes a series of writing assignments and a comprehensive editing exercise, which are evaluated by our senior editorial team.
We value the contributions of all our members and strive to create a supportive and inclusive community. In addition to their editorial responsibilities, our members participate in a variety of social and professional development activities throughout the year, including workshops, networking events, and mentorship programs.
At the IE Law Review, we believe that our diverse membership is essential to our mission of advancing legal scholarship and promoting excellence in legal writing. We are proud to welcome students from all backgrounds and look forward to continuing to build a community that reflects the rich diversity of our institution and the legal profession as a whole.