Chicago Journal of International Law
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
|CJIL; Chi. J. Int'l L.; Chi J Intl L|
|Spring 2000 (Vol. 1., No. 1) to Present|
The Chicago Journal of International Law (Bluebook abbreviation: Chi. J. Int'l L.) is a semiannual, student-edited law review published by the University of Chicago Law School since spring 2000. The journal publishes articles covering international law, international relations, and related policy issues. Its articles are often interdisciplinary in focus, and the journal's format allows it to examine international legal issues in a broader cultural and political context. The Chicago Journal of International Law is one of the three student-edited law journals published at the University of Chicago Law School.
Although relatively young, the journal has quickly gained attention in legal circles as a leading international law journal in terms of scholarly impact and influence. In a 2015 ranking of law journals based on a combination of the impact factor and citations, the Chicago Journal of International Law ranked 4th among student-edited international and comparative law reviews. In the same ranking, the journal placed 78 among all of the 1,500+ journals ranked.
The journal's articles are covered by several academic abstracting services, including LegalTrac, EconLit, and CSA Worldwide Political Science Abstracts. The full text of the journal's articles is available via LexisNexis, Westlaw, ProQuest, and HeinOnline.
The journal was established during the University of Chicago Law School's 1999-2000 academic year. Since then, it has published seventeen volumes (two issues each) of groundbreaking scholarship in international law with a focus on fields such as law and economics, international administrative law, and human rights.
In 2002, when the journal was working on its second volume, it merged with The University of Chicago Law School Roundtable: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Legal Studies.
University of Chicago law students are selected to join the journal as staff members each year by that year's incoming managing board of editors through a blind writing competition, held after the participants' first year of law school. The journal also allows law students to "write on" to the journal, through its Topic Access Program, to become staff members by submitting a publishable piece of legal scholarship. The outgoing managing board selects the next year's editors each spring, generally from among the current staff.
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