The Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly is a legal research journal published four times a year by the School of Law at Queen's University Belfast. The journal considers prospective articles on all areas of law and from all methodologies.

The editor invites submission of material with a view to publication in the Quarterly. There is no submission deadline. Articles should not normally exceed 11,500 words. Please see our 'For authors' section for further details.

The journal regularly publishes special issues in all areas of law and socio-legal studies. If you would like to discuss your idea for a special issue, please contact the editor.

Recent special issues include:

2016

The Age of Criminal Responsibility 67(3) Guest Editors: Nicola Wake, Raymond Arthur and Thomas Crofts

The Right to Education 67(4) Guest Editors: Brice Dickson and Conor McCormick

2014

Mental Disorder and Criminal Justice 65(2) Guest Editors: Ben Livings and Nicola Wake

Continuing towards an Economic Sociology of Law 65(3) Guest Editors: Diamond Ashiagbor, Prabha Kotiswaran and Amanda Perry-Kessaris

2013

Law and Emotions 64(1) Guest Editors: Jennifer Schweppe and John Stannard

Legal Appropriation: Taking of and by Law 64(3) Guest Editors: Amanda Perry-Kessaris and Ting Xu

2012

Reforming Libel Law 63(1) Guest Editors: David Capper and Gordon Anthony

Bench and Bar: The (Dis)appearance of Britain 63(5) Guest Editors: Karen Brennan, Niamh Howlin and Sara Ramshaw

2011

The Convention on the Rights of the Child 62(2)

Socialising Economic Relationships: A Critique of Business Regulation 62(4) Guest Editors: Bettina Lange and Dania Thomas

A Symposium with Professor Roger Brownsword: Super-Stewardship in the Context of Public Health 62(5) Guest Editor: Mark Flear

2010

Positive Obligations and the European Court of Human Rights 61(3): Guest Editor Brice Dickson

2009

Corporate Governance 60(1)

Rights and Justice: Essays in Honour of Professor Tom Hadden 60(2) Guest Editor: Brice Dickson

2008

Jurisprudence 59(1) Guest Editor: George Pavlakos