Letter from the Editor-in-Chief

Welcome to the San Diego International Law Journal ("SDILJ ") website. The SDILJ is a student-run academic journal devoted to publishing articles addressing pertinent issues of international and comparative law that is published biannually.  The SDILJ was created in 1999 to provide a forum for international, comparative and foreign legal scholarship. The journal solicits academic and practical submissions written by professors, practitioners, judges, politicians and LLM students from throughout the world.

As a journal based in San Diego, a hub of international trade, technology, and tourism located only miles away from the busiest land border crossing in the world, international legal developments are particularly relevant to our community. The SDILJ encourages submissions pertaining to US-Mexico relations, the environment, immigration, armed conflict, trade, maritime issues and many other topics of interest in international law.

Selection to the SDILJ is highly competitive. Provisional members are selected by the SDILJ Editorial Board, based upon the results of the annual writing competition. Currently, the SDILJ consists of 25 provisional members and 15 editors. First-year members are required to write a 40-page Comment on a novel topic of international law, as well as provide assistance to the editorial board through research and cite-checking.

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Carson Dudick
Volume 24