About CJEL


Now in its 24th year, CJEL is currently the #1 ranked and second most-cited journal in the world covering European law.

CJEL publishes three print issues per year—Winter, Spring, and Summer—and contains articles exploring every dimension of European law. This includes the law of the European Union, law at the national or regional levels, as well as broader jurisprudential questions relevant to the development of law and legal institutions in Europe. The articles we publish cover a broad range of issues, including business law, intellectual property, human rights, and social problems, and are authored by leading academics and practitioners. Many articles are comparative in nature and directly relevant to the United States. Please follow this link if you would like to be considered for publication.

This website catalogs the abstract of each article that CJEL publishes in Print Archives; full articles are available in the print version, as well as on HeinOnlineLexisNexis, and Westlaw. Please click subscription for more information. CJEL is also pleased to present Preliminary Reference, a blog commenting on new, interesting, and emergent issues across the Continent.

Columbia Law School students are entirely responsible for CJEL’s publication (recruitment process). CJEL is published under the auspices of Columbia’s European Legal Studies Center and with the guidance of Professors George A. Bermann and Anu Bradford. We have a collaborative partnership with the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Catholic University of Leuven), Belgium, which gives us firsthand insight into cutting edge developments in EU legislation and European Court of Justice jurisprudence.