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2015 marks the Journal’s 50th birthday…

and to commemorate this occasion, TILJ is publishing a 50th Anniversary Special Edition, featuring our most celebrated articles, as well as displaying commentary by prominent attorneys on each article’s subject matter and importance.  The Journal is also honoring its 50th year by expanding our online forum to include regular publications and commentary by practitioners on emerging legal issues.  Expanding our online publications places the Journal on the forefront on emerging trends in legal scholarship and decreases the distance between academia and the practitioner.

The Texas International Law Journal is among the oldest and best-established student-published international law journals in the United States.  Of the more than eighty student-published international law journals across the country, only three schools have an older heritage:  Harvard, Columbia, and Virginia.

In the wake of the Bay of Pigs disaster and the Cuban Missile Crisis, our publication began as an offshoot of the University of Texas International Law Society.  In January 1965, under the guidance of Professor E. Ernest Goldstein, we planted the Texas flag in the international arena with our first issue, entitled The Journal of the University of Texas International Law Society.  Publications thereafter were biannual, taking the name Texas International Law Forum until the summer of 1971, when the Journal adopted its present title and began publishing three or four issues per year.

Since its inception, the Texas International Law Journal has earned acclaim as one of the top international specialty journals in the nation by providing its readers access to cutting-edge legal analysis of recent international developments.  Practitioners, scholars, and courts of all levels have cited articles from the Texas International Law Journal.

In the rapidly expanding discipline of international law, the Texas International Law Journal helps readers stay abreast of recent developments and new scholarship by providing access to leading international legal, theoretical, and policy analysis.  The Journal publishes academic articles, essays, and student notes in the areas of public and private international law, international legal theory, the law of international organizations, comparative and foreign law, and domestic laws with significant international implications.  The editors and staff aim to fulfill these needs by concentrating on groundbreaking articles that will be useful to both practitioners and scholars.

Over the years, the Journal has developed international repute by forging close ties with numerous scholars and authors worldwide.  As a result, we receive more than six hundred unsolicited manuscripts each year and are extremely selective in our publication choices.  This position has helped us develop one of the largest student-published subscription circulations of any international law journal in the United States.  The Journal’s subscription base includes law schools, government entities, law firms, corporations, embassies, international organizations, and individuals from virtually every state in the United States and dozens of countries.

With more than thirty editorial board members and more than 100 staff members made up of full-time J.D. and LL.M. students, the Journal maintains a refined and well-organized editing process.  As economic integration accelerates and nations forge closer ties in the new millennium, we are confident the Journal will continue to provide a significant contribution to the burgeoning field of international law.


2015 Symposium Topic

We are pleased to announce that the Texas International Law Journal 2015 Symposium topic will be Immigration and Freedom of Movement


2014 Symposium: Recap

The Texas International Law Journal’s 2014 symposium explored the topic of cyber warfare. At the conference, presenters discussed the creation and legal implications of the newly released Tallin Manual, a compilation of black letter rules of international law that may be applied to cyber warfare. The panelists’ discussion on this cutting-edge topic made the 2014 symposium one of the Journal’s most successful yet. Papers from the Symposium panelists will be published in TILJ’s 50th Volume.  We look forward to their insightful scholarship. You can watch the keynote and panels here.