The Fordham International Law Journal 

Currently in its 41st year of publication, the Fordham International Law Journal is one of the most competitive international law periodicals in the world—and, according to a recent study, one of the most frequently cited student-edited legal publications dedicated to the study of international law.  The ILJ attracts contributions from prominent statespersons and members of the academic, legal, and political communities.  Journal pieces have been cited in numerous US federal court decisions, US Supreme Court briefs and decisions, international courts decisions, law review articles, and CFR and ALR annotations. Past volumes featured pieces from:

• Kofi Annan, Advocating for an International Criminal Court, 21 FORDHAM INT’L L.J. (1997)

• Boutros Boutros-Ghali, The Role of International Law in the Twenty-First Century: A Grotian Moment, 18 FORDHAM INT’L L.J. 1609  (1995)

• Madeleine Albright, International Law Approaches in the Twenty-First Century: A U.S. Perspective on Enforcement, 18 FORDHAM INT’L L.J. 1595 (1995)

• Philippe Kirsch, The Preparatory Commission for the International Criminal Court, 25 FORDHAM INT’L L.J. 563 (2002)

• Philippe Kirsch, The International Criminal Court: A New and Necessary Institution Meriting Continued International Support, 28 FORDHAM INT’L L.J. 292 (2005)

• Richard J. Goldstone, The Trial of Saddam Hussein: What Kind of Court Should Prosecute Saddam Hussien and Others for Human Rights Abuses?, 27 FORDHAM INT’L L.J. 1490 (2004)

The ILJ publishes five books annually that contain articles, essays, and book reviews, as well as notes and comments written by Fordham Law students, covering topic areas that have a nexus to international law.  In association with Fordham’s Crowley Program on International Human Rights, the ILJ annually publishes the Crowley Report, a survey of the program’s yearly international human rights mission.  The ILJ assists in the organization and production of the Fordham Corporate Law Institute’s Conference on International Antitrust Law and Policy, the Leitner/Stein Colloquium, and the New York City Bar Association’s reception for the legal advisers of the foreign ministries of the United Nations.  Every spring, the ILJ hosts a symposium covering current issues in the international community.  The ILJ maintains an especially strong relationship with officials from the European Union, and one book in each volume is devoted to EU law.  Past volumes have included contributions from judges on the European Court of Justice, commissioners of the European Commission, and other senior EU officials.

Twenty-Five Years of the Fordham International Law Journal


Staff Selection

The Fordham International Law Journal selects its members from interested students who participate in the Fordham Law Unified Writing Competition, the transfer student Writing Competition, and an LLM Writing Competition hosted by ILJ. Staff positions are offered based on the quality of a competitor’s submission. Students remain anonymous during the selection process.

Membership to the ILJ is open to all first-year Fordham Law students, transfers, and LLMs. The Journal will also consider qualified second-year students at the discretion of the Executive Board.

For more information, please send correspondence to iljwre@law.fordham.edu.