CALL FOR SYMPOSIUM ARTICLES: University of Louisville Law Review Vol. 62

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The University of Louisville Law Review is seeking articles and article proposals for its Spring 2024 symposium, which is titled: “A Right Delayed is a Right Denied”: Current Threats to International Human Rights. The event will be in person on March 2, 2024, with an optional cocktail hour for law review members, law school faculty, and authors on March 1, 2024. The symposium seeks to bring together distinguished practitioners, academics, diplomats, and other experts who specialize in international law and human rights. Ultimately, the goal of the symposium is to foster important discussions, thought, and debate regarding the many issues humanity faces in our ever-changing and inter-connected world.


Those selected for publication must be available on March 2nd to present their research to attendees. Revised Event Format: The Symposium will consist of three moderated, separate panels, each focusing on a unique aspect of international human rights and lasting around an hour. Each panel will be composed of a symposium author, a moderator, and additional commentators. The panels will address the foundational and theoretical underpinnings of human rights, the intersection of international human rights and domestic issues here in the United States, and additional topics based upon the submissions received. Each author will be assigned to a panel to discuss their work’s connection to the theme. A lively discussion on the panel’s subject will then follow, spurred on by moderator and audience questions.


Particular attention and weight will be given to those submissions with diverse viewpoints that adopt an innovative scholarly approach. Historical and comparative projects are also more than welcome. However, we will not accept articles already appearing in another journal or already accepted for publication in another journal. Selected articles must be at least 5,000 words and no more than 15,000 words, though exceptions may be granted.


The Law Review is currently accepting submissions and will do so until September 22, 2023. Interested individuals must submit a 350-400 word abstract or a full article to the Senior Symposium Editor, Spencer Haywood, at In the subject line, please include your full name and “2024 Symposium Written Submission.” Authors will be notified of their selection no later than October 1, 2023. Upon selection, authors will work closely with the Senior Symposium Editor and other law review members to prepare for publication. Rough drafts are due January 8, 2024. The second draft will then be due February 19, 2024. The corrected work will then be sent to the author with a final draft due by May 1, 2024. The piece will then be published in the University of Louisville Law Review’s third issue of Volume 62 in the summer of 2024.


Please do not hesitate to reach out to the Senior Symposium Editor (contact information included above) with any questions.