Columbia Journal of European Law
The Columbia Journal of European Law (CJEL) is published under the auspices of the European Legal Studies Center at Columbia Law School, in cooperation with the Institute for European Law of the Katholieke Universiteit in Leuven, Belgium.
The journal is intended primarily to respond to the growth of interest in European law among Americans. While giving priority to the analysis of legal documents at the European Community and European Union levels, CJEL actively encourages contributions exploring any dimension of European law, including those at the national or regional levels, and those relevant to broader questions on the development of law and legal institutions in Europe as a whole. CJEL further seeks to present articles—whether authored by Americans, Europeans, or scholars from other parts of the world—that bring special comparative, historical and political perspectives to bear on the issues under discussion. The range of subject areas covered by CJEL is extremely diverse, ranging from human rights to corporate law.
The CJEL staff is open to all second- and third-year J.D. candidates as well as LL.M. candidates, although preference is given to students with demonstrated interest, prior training, or experience in European affairs. Staff members are strongly encouraged to take the basic European Union Law course during their second year.