About Preliminary Reference

Preliminary Reference, the CJEL blog, serves as a forum for discussion of current and emerging legal issues in Europe, both big and small. It features posts from leading legal scholars, practitioners, students, and CJEL‘s editorial staff. This blog will expand upon the coverage of our print publication and offer a more immediate and informal response to current European problems.

Outside scholars and practitioners are welcome to submit to Preliminary Reference. The Journal’s editorial board invites your commentary and criticism of the analysis here provided, as we hope that posts will be taken as a starting point for discussion. The format will be brief posts of about 1000 words, cited as necessary, with a more informal style than that of the print Journal. Submissions should be publication-ready and relate to a novel and interesting issue of European law (broadly construed). If you are interested in submitting to Preliminary Reference, please e-mail us a post of appropriate size with the subject line “Blog Submission.” Submissions to the print Journal are handled separately.

All views expressed in Preliminary Reference are personal and do not reflect the opinions of the Columbia Journal of European Law.