Discussion Papers and Commentary

FILA… is looking for discussion papers to be posted for general commentary. Response papers to FILA…discussion papers may also be solicited to be posted. Discussion papers need not be the final product and FILA… believes that works in progress may benefit greatly from response papers, commentary and general discussion in FILA…Live.

Submissions are not limited by subject matter so long as they reflect an element of inter-disciplinary study of international law. All submissions should be directed to: Matthew.Hoisington@tufts.edu.


FILA... Discussion Paper No. 1 of 2011: "Chapter VII 1/2 of the UN Charter" by Prof. Antonia Chayes


FILA... Discussion Paper No. 1 of 2009: "Regime Proliferation and the Tragedy of the Global Institutional Commons" by Daniel W. Drezner

FILA... Discussion Paper No. 2 of 2009: "The Concept of International Law" by John Linarelli


FILA... Discussion Paper No. 1 of 2008: "Doing Justice: The Politics and Economics of International Distributive Justice" by Joel P. Trachtman

FILA... Discussion Paper No. 2 of 2008: "Terrorism and International Criminal Justice" by Pierre d'Argent

Submission Guidelines

Submissions need not be final products. Works in progress are welcome for submission so long as the main thesis is sufficiently articulated and substantiated. Discussion papers should be between 5,000 to 9,000 words in length. They should also be adequately footnoted while not having to adhere to any particular citation style. However, FILA…expresses a preference for conformity to the Bluebook or the Chicago Manual.

FILA…has a non-exclusive submission policy. Discussion papers may be submitted to other journals and publications while posted on FILA…. Contributors may withdraw their submissions even after they are posted on FILA… by giving reasonable notice of the same to the Management Board.

Submissions are accepted for publication on the condition that they do not infringe the copyright or any other rights of any third parties and that the work does not contain any obscene, offensive, defamatory, or racially prejudiced material and will not expose the publisher to any civil or criminal proceedings. Contributors agree to indemnify the editors and publisher for any liability whatsoever incurred as a result of publishing their contribution(s).

Contributors grant FILA… and the Fletcher School, an irrevocable, transferable, sub-licensable, world-wide, non-exclusive, royalty-free right and license to reproduce, publish and distribute their submission(s) in all media, whether currently existing or hereafter developed, including but not limited to print and any electronic services. The license is granted for the duration of the subsistence of the copyright, including any extensions and/or renewals.

FILA… reserves the right to edit any submission with the permission of the contributor and the right to solicit for commentary or responses to the submissions.

All submissions should be directed to: Matthew.Hoisington@tufts.edu.