The Law & Business Review of the Americas

The Law and Business Review of the Americas (“LBRA”) was started in 1994 by Professors Joseph J. Norton, George A. Martinez and Jane L. Dolkart, and a Student Editorial staff comprised of four third-year students and four second-year law students. The first issue was published in January 1995.

The journal is a publication co-sponsored by the ABA Section of International Law and Practice, SMU Dedman School of Law (and its Law Institute of the Americas), with the SMU Cox School of Business, the SMU Departments of Economics and Political Science, and the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London).

The journal addresses the legal, business, economic, political, and social dimensions of Western Hemispheric integration efforts (e.g. NAFTA, FTAA, MERCOSUR, etc.), their implementation, their future evolvement and expansion and their overall impact on doing business in the Americas. The journal combines practical and policy implications of these integration processes. As such, it covers not only matters of immediate concern and interest, but also matters respecting reform of legal, business, economic, political and social structures within the various countries in the Western Hemisphere. Subject matter concerning other regional integration efforts in the world and various other comparative topics in the international trade and investment areas are also addressed from time to time.

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