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Spring 2017 International Legal Exchanges / ILEX Submission Deadline: March 1, 2017

  • International collaborations to advance the legal field and the practice of law domestically and abroad

  • Collaborations across and within legal disciplines and with other fields

  • Innovations in exchanges of legal professionals for professional practice, legal training, education, and research

  • Building cross-cultural competency in legal practices

  • Connecting professionals in the digital age

  • Experiences with country briefing trips through the Section of International Law’s International Legal Exchange Training Program (ILEX)

  • Related topics

Summer 2017 New World of Emerging Technologies Submission Deadline: April 1, 2017

  • Understanding and keeping pace with the legal issues related to new and evolving technologies, such as cloud, mobile, big data, 3D, Internet of Things, algorithms, autonomous systems, blockchain, etc.

  • Legal and ethical obligations in digital environments

  • New ways that digital technologies are changing the legal field

  • Impacts of technology on international law

  • Legal implications for trade, including microtrade

  • Related topics

Fall 2017 Building Rule of Law Submission Deadline: June 1, 2017

  • Peace agreements, transitional justice, and capacity building

  • Combating impunity and strengthening accountability

  • Global legal trends affecting civil society

  • Migration and refugees

  • Ethical and cultural issues

  • Corporate social responsibility

  • UN Sustainable Development Goals, particularly Goal 16 on peace, justice, and strong institutions

  • New practitioner toolkits

  • Related topics


  • Features (up to 2,500 words) – provide analysis and commentary on recent international law developments and emergent trends, as well as forecasts.

  • Briefly Noted (1,000 words) – cover timely legal news, best practices, and insights.

  • International Agreements (500 words) – provide updates on international conventions and agreements.

  • Careers (500 words) – offer practical advice on career planning, legal practice, education, and networking.

  • Casenotes (500 words) – summarize and interpret proceedings and decisions with significance for international and comparative law.

  • Book Reviews (500 words) – describe highlights of themes, major points, and what makes the book worth reading.

  • Interviews (Invited) - Let us know if there are distinguished judges, practitioners, or scholars whom you would like to see featured.


International Law News (ILN) publishes articles on topics of interest to international law practitioners, researchers, and students. The ILN Editorial Board is particularly interested in articles addressing each issue’s theme but welcomes articles on other timely topics.

Please follow the ILN Author Guidelines on the website. Please attach your article as a Word document and provide each author’s name and email address. ILN does not publish footnotes or endnotes; please embed important citations within the text.

Editor-in-Chief Renee Dopplick

Coordinating Editor Lori Lyons

General inquiries and articles should be sent to:

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