As “the oldest and most-cited student-edited journal of international law,” the Harvard International Law Journal covers a variety of  international issues and topics in public and private international law.

HILJ was “one of the ten most influential law journals in the world, based on research influence and impact factors,” in the Journal Citation Reports. HILJ articles have been cited in decisions by the United States Supreme Court, European Court of Justice, International Court of Justice, Iran-United States Claims Tribunal, and World Trade Organization Dispute Panels.

HILJ also publishes student-written work. In addition to an annual Student Note Competition, HILJ publishes pieces on recent developments in international law and reviews of new books in the field. Past student work has been awarded the International Law Students Association’s Francis Deak Prize for the top student-written article published in a student-edited international law journal.

HILJ leads discussion and debate on international law at Harvard Law School by hosting speakers and an annual symposium. Recent symposium topics have included “Developments and Challenges in International Intellectual Property Law“ and “International Dispute Resolution in Practice.”




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