International law affects our lives every day and shapes the laws we learn. It is a tool for measuring the quality of our legal system and a crystal ball foretelling how our own system will change. At the Cornell International Law Journal, we place international law in the perspective that it merits.
The Journal is a dynamic publication that specializes in an exciting and important field of law. If you have any questions about the Journal, please feel free to drop by the ILJ Reading Room in Room 130 and chat with any of our Board members.
Second- and third-year students perform all editorial functions for the Journal. Editors select articles and notes for publication, communicate with the authors, edit manuscripts for substance and style, and manage the Journal's financial and administrative affairs. Journal associates complete sourcing, editing, and proving assignments to prepare articles and notes for publication. Associates also write substantially publishable Student Notes on aspects of international law. Each year, approximately six such Student Notes are published in the Journal.
Membership on the Journal does not require a background in international law. Rather, it calls for having a broad mind capable of seeing connections between local law and the global arena.
Students in the J.D. and joint-degree programs are eligible for Journal membership after completing one full year of law school classes. (See below for requirements for transfer, LL.M. and J.S.D. students.) The following are the two ways by which J.D. and joint-degree students entering their second-year this fall may gain admission onto the Journal:
Second-year transfer, LL.M., and J.S.D. students are eligible for membership at the beginning of their first semester at Cornell Law School. Interested students should e-mail a résumé and statement of interest to Susan G. Pado (firstname.lastname@example.org), the Administrative Assistant for the journal.