Now in its fifty-seventh year, the Virginia Journal of International Law is the oldest continuously-published, student-edited international law journal in the United States.
The Journal addresses issues such as international commercial transactions and trade law, international litigation and arbitration, international organizations, international humanitarian and human rights law, and comparative law. Its pages contain a mix of full-length articles, comments, essays, and book reviews by scholars and practitioners, as well as notes, recent developments, and book notes by students.
The Journal’s subscribers span the globe and include the libraries of law schools, major law firms, bar associations, and multinational corporations, as well as government agencies, courts, and foreign missions. Practitioners and scholars have long recognized the Journal as among the finest and most authoritative student publications on international law. They rely on it in their research and in their practice of international law, citing to it often in their writings and before foreign and domestic courts. Recent surveys of senior international law faculty have ranked the Journal as part of a select top tier of international journals, alongside its student-edited peer publications at Harvard, Columbia, and Yale.
VJIL remains the most-cited student-edited journal of international law. Its pieces have been cited by the Supreme Court of the United States, numerous U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals, and the International Court of Justice.
Although this organization has members who are University of Virginia students and may have University employees associated or engaged in its activities and affairs, the organization is not a part of or an agency of the University. It is a separate and independent organization which is responsible for and manages its own activities and affairs. The University does not direct, supervise or control the organization and is not responsible for the organization’s contracts, acts or omissions.