Loyola University Chicago's International Law Review (ILR) invites legal scholars and practitioners to submit manuscripts to be considered for publication in the Spring 2022 issue, 18(2) Loy. U. Chi. Int'l L. Rev. Below, we describe the issue's thematic scope and the submission procedure.
In this issue, we will feature original research exploring the notion of boundaries in international law. By "boundaries," we refer not only to literal territorial borders but also to more abstract allocations of authority and responsibility. Moreover, in the context of globalization, boundaries are continuously formed, contested, and blurred through legal as well as social processes. Actors may approach such "boundary work" through competition (e.g., international intellectual property disputes) or cooperation (e.g., including indigenous peoples in working groups on international human rights law). By expanding upon these varying aspects of boundaries, the Spring 2022 issue aims to contribute to discussions on both the situation and trajectory of contemporary international law.
If you are interested, then please submit your relevant manuscript and current resumé/curriculum vitae (including contact information) through Scholastica or to InternationalLawReview@luc.edu. (Please note: We are unable to consider work from students currently enrolled in JD or equivalent programs.) The deadline for submissions is December 15, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. (US CST), and we anticipate communicating our decisions by mid-January 2022.
ILR is a semi-annual journal that focuses on current issues in both international and comparative law. The journal is directed towards students, scholars, and practitioners in the international legal community, and contributes to the general body of knowledge through articles on important legal and social developments. Loyola law students edit, manage, and publish the journal - both in print and now online - including a yearly symposium issue (published each winter) in which established scholars and practitioners contribute articles focusing on topics from the prior spring's annual symposium. Recent symposia have explored topics like international climate governance, race and COVID-19, and gender and armed conflict.