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The International Law Review Association (ILRA) facilitates the editorial and publication processes of two student-run law journals, The International Lawyer (TIL) and Law and Business Review of the Americas (LBRA). The ILRA’s Editorial Board is a unified organization dedicated to publishing scholarly works on international law.

The International Lawyer

The International Lawyer is the official triannual publication of the American Bar Association’s Section of International Law. Prior to 2013, it was a quarterly publication that included a special Year in Review issue, which is now a separate annual publication known as The Year in Review.  The ABA published the inaugural issue of The International Lawyer in 1966, and SMU has been the proud home of this prestigious journal since 1986.

Since then, The International Lawyer has grown to become the most widely distributed U.S. international law review in the world, enjoying subscriptions of approximately 22,000 readers in more than 90 countries.  In an effort to satisfy its worldwide readership, this publication focuses primarily on practical issues of international law, including trade, licensing, direct investment, finance, taxation, litigation, and dispute resolution.

The Year in Review

The Year in Review, previously included as an issue of The International Lawyer, is now its own annual publication of the American Bar Association’s Section of International Law. It has had a place as a prestigious ABA publication since 1966 and has called SMU Dedman School of Law its home since 1986.

The Year in Review, as its name suggests, is an annual survey of the law from around the world.  On average, thirty to forty Committees of the ABA/SIL contribute to the publication and capture the germane legal developments, key pieces of legislation, and landmark decisions that help to shape the legal tapestry of their respective countries and areas of interest. Catering to the ABA/SIL membership and others, The YIR shares in the same readership as TIL.

The Law & Business Review of the Americas

The Law & Business Review of the Americas is a quarterly publication addressing legal, business, economic, political, and social policy issues affecting the Western Hemisphere.  We recently released our latest edition which included articles on topics such as:

  • The Laws of Genghis Khan
  • Past and Present Legal Guarantees for Protection of Foreign Investments in Venezuela
  • Legal Framework of Foreign Investment in Chile
  • The Abortion Debate in Latin America
  • Canada Update: Important Legal News and Highlights of Significant Court Cases
  • NAFTA Update and Amercian Trade News Highlights

The ILRA Forum

ILRA announces 2012-2013 Best Comment Awards
ILRA would like to congratulate the Comment Finalists for the 2012-2013 academic year.

ILRA Announces 2013-2014 Best Case Note Awards
The ILRA Editorial Board is proud to announce the best case note of 2013-2014!

ILRA Announces 2013-2014 Best Comment Awards
ILRA is proud to announce the Best Comments of the 2013-2014 academic year.

ILRA announces 2013-2014 Executive and Editorial Board
The ILRA is proud to announce the members of the 2013-2014 Executive and Editorial Boards.

ILRA announces 2013-2014 Staff Editors
The ILRA is proud to announce the induction of the 2013-2014 Staff Editors.