About ILRA

The International Law Review Association (ILRA) facilitates the editorial and publication processes of two student-run law journals, The International Lawyer (TIL), and The Year-in-Review (YIR). 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 ILRA Forum

March 2018: The Law & Business Review of the Americas
No longer being published

ILRA Announces 2017-2018 Best Case Note Awards
ILRA is proud to announce the Best Case Note winner, finalists, and semi-finalists of the 2017-2018 academic year.

Chief Justice of Ireland Sends Letter to TIL Editor-in-Chief and Faculty Advisor