In 2015, the Columbia Journal of Law and Social Problems launched The Common Law, a general-interest online publication that exclusively publishes student work. The Common Law aims to amplify student voices in discussion of current legal issues beyond the law school in a way that is both accessible and comprehensive. The Common Law also offers a more immediate response to today’s social problems.
The Common Law accepts submissions on a rolling basis at firstname.lastname@example.org. Current law students and recent graduates may submit proposals for new content or the adaptation of seminar papers. The Common Law publishes posts of 500-1,000 words and Comments of maximum 10 pages, double-spaced. As a general interest law blog, we welcome submissions on any and all areas of legal theory and practice.