The Editorial Board of Bocconi Legal Papers selects papers to be published in its hard copy issue or its electronic platform. The release of its Number 9 is expected in June 2017. The editors of the Law Journal are collecting contributions related to the field of “European and International Contract Law”. In an historical moment where transnational contractual relations are increasing, Bocconi Legal Papers endeavours to foster a critical dialogue on the laws and best practices applicable to such transactions.

In the last few years, the European Union’s attempt to harmonize Member States’ private law has profoundly impacted on contractual relations in numerous fields: e.g. e-commerce, banking, financial instrument, insurance, tourism. In these regards, Volume n. 9 will be prefaced by a brief note by Prof. Christian Von Bar, full professor at the Osnabrück University, Founder and Director of the European Legal Studies Institute and co-editor of the Draft Common Frame of Reference.


Bocconi Legal Papers addresses exponents of the academic world, as well as Ph.D. candidates in legal matters and practitioners (lawyers, judges, notaries). Further, also papers written by law students who are about to conclude their studies will be taken into consideration and, one of such essays may be published in each volume (in these regards, priority will be given to papers written by students attending Law Schools other than Bocconi University).


Submissions should not exceed 15,000 words, be written in English or Italian, in .docx form, follow the journal’s Guidelines and include an abstract (150-200 words). Papers must be sent to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


The deadline for paper submission is April 15, 2017.

For more information about submission procedure please visit the Bocconi Legal Papers website.