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Journal of International Law

The Journal of International Law is the oldest topically-focused journal at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and widely recognized as one of the top international law journals in the world.

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The University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law (JIL) commenced publication with Volume 29, Number 1 (2007), replacing the former University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Economic Law, which itself replaced the former University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Business Law, which grew out of the Journal of Comparative Business and Capital Market Law. JIL’s history allows it the privilege of publishing the scholarship of premier academics, government officials, and practitioners in the field. JIL has collaborated with the Institute for Law and Economics, the American Society of International Law, and the U.S. Court of International Trade and maintains an extensive alumni network spanning its 34 years of existence.

JIL explores all issues at the forefront of general international law, but retains its strength as a leading journal of international business and economic law. JIL publishes scholarship on diverse issues ranging from international economic law to international human rights and environmental regulation. JIL continues to work with preeminent authors on articles regarding private international transactions, international governmental regulation, and empirical research on the effects of international law on world economies.

Cite as: U. PA. J. INT’L L.


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The Journal of International Law’s annual symposium for Volume 42 was held February 18, 2021.

Recent symposia include: International Space Law (2018); International Investment Law (2017); Societies in Transition (2016); Women & National Security (2015).

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University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law
University of Pennsylvania Law School
3501 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6204

The University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law publishes four (4) issues per volume. For a given volume, the Fall & Winter issues are produced in October and December; the Spring & Summer issues are produced in March and June.

Pre-payment is required. For calendar year subscriptions, please pay by January 1. Publication year subscriptions are preferred.

Single issues of JIL are available upon the request. Please contact JIL regarding availability.