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About Tilburg Law Review


Tilburg Law Review, Tilburg University’s Journal of International and European Law is a peer-reviewed legal journal. It seeks to serve as an international academic forum for debate on developments in International and European law, and the legal issues arising at the intersection of these two fields and also seeks to encourage a scholarly dialogue among researchers, academics and practitioners. The journal is embedded within Tilburg Law School, consistently ranked as the top Dutch law school for research, located in Tilburg, the Netherlands.


Founded in 1991, Tilburg Law Review was one of the first student-run law journals in Europe, and continues to be run by (graduate) students of Tilburg Law School. As of its 20th anniversary, the journal is read on both sides of the Atlantic, and has the ambition of expanding its readership beyond. The journal benefits from the large international network and dynamic research environment within Tilburg Law School.


Tilburg Law Review promotes legal analysis of current societal problems arising at European and International levels, and aims to contribute to the search for sustainable solutions. The scope of the journal is purposefully broad in order to capture the latest developments in a wide range of issues at the intersection of International and European law. In order to make cutting edge research available to its readers, the TLR occasionally makes itself available as a platform for debate on an original or pressing issue. The Global Law Special Issue and the Statelessness Special Issue are examples thereof. Scholars with an interest in developing a particular theme within the context of the journal are encouraged to contact us with details of their suggested proposals at

Selection Process

The Tilburg Law Review encourages submissions of articles regarding legal issues that fall within the scope of the journal. Frequently, Tilburg Law Review has Special Issues, and submissions related to the theme of the Special Issue are welcome. Themes for Special Issues are announced with enough time in advance for authors to be able to write articles that fall within that theme’s scope. Submissions undergo a rigorous selection process, including two rounds of Editorial Board review and a blind peer review. Editing is performed by graduate student editors, trained in the critical assessment of legal writing and legal methodology.