Georgetown Law Technology Review endeavors to publish timely and interesting articles about topics covering a wide array of technologies and issues. Since these are longer format pieces, the articles have ample room to develop an in-depth technological and legal analysis. We welcome articles written about technologies in other countries, especially if there are parallels to developments within the United States. Priority will be given to polished pieces and citations should conform to The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, 20th Edition.
Case Comments examine major federal or state cases that are expected to impact (preferred) or have recently impacted technology law. Preferences are given to pending Supreme Court and split circuit court cases. Case Comments should focus on analyzing, in depth, a narrow legal issue raised by a relevant case. Case Comments are usually written by members of the Case Comment Committee within GLTR, supervised by assistant editors, and edited by a rotating group of staff editors, but outstanding external submissions are more than welcome.
Legal news articles provide legal or policy analysis to recent developments at the intersection of law and technology. Articles must center around a current event and provide context beyond just stating the news. While this may be context related to law and policy, for more technical issues, some explanation of the technology could be helpful. This could be in terms of what challenges the technology may pose, how it developed, or how it works. Current events must be technology-related and must have happened within the last month. Preference will be given to topics that cover issues that are novel or legally significant.
Notes are academic papers written by current law students or recent graduates who submit their note within one year of their graduation date. They may include original factual research, analysis of novel or unsettled legal issues, or policy proposals. We publish notes that examine the intersection of law and technology. We evaluate notes based on the strength of their argument and writing, their depth of analysis and research, and their engagement with relevant academic debates. In addition, we look for notes that offer a novel analysis of a particular issue.
When it comes to this interface between technology and the law, it is important that all those involved actually understand what a specific technology is, how it works, and how any sort of legal precedent could impact it. The technology explainers embrace that ideal and strives to both understand technology and communicate that understanding to others.
A thorough technology explainer will introduce the current relevance of a topic, include such topics as its history and policy concerns, but primarily focus on communicating the mechanisms of the underlying technology. Ideally, the technology explainer will serve as a one-stop-shop for a reader to learn the technology and its relevance to the current day. Objectivity is critical, and should be a goal of any external piece submitted.
Submissions Instructions: The Georgetown Law Technology Review accepts Articles and Notes to its semi-annual journal issues, in addition to our online content publications which are focused on blog posts and technology explainers.
Each of these publications draws from the major themes of privacy, cybersecurity, intellectual property, and telecommunications, but GLTR is also interested in new developments where technology intersects with the law.
If you are interested in submitting any of these works for publication, please send your submission to gltr-submissions@