Michigan Journal of International Law
The Michigan Journal of International Law
(MJIL) is the student-run international publication at the Law School. MJIL
presents cutting-edge articles from scholars and
practitioners in international, comparative, and
foreign law, as well as research notes written by
the student editors.
In verifying and editing authors' work, and
researching their own pieces, student members of MJIL draw on the Law School's world-renowned faculty, curriculum, and library in international legal studies. The interactive learning process involved in editing sophisticated scholarship in international law
can be a rewarding complement to class work at Michigan. Editorial board positions can further this experience as senior students work closely with leading authors in the field, and simultaneously gain valuable leadership experience.
First published as the Michigan Yearbook of
International Legal Studies, MJIL has
evolved into one of the most highly-regarded
quarterly journals in international law. Recent
issues have featured pieces by many of the leading
international legal scholars in the United States
and abroad. MJIL additionally publishes Book
Reviews that provide a different forum for critical
review and commentary.
The editorial board selects new associate editors
from the first-year class each year on the basis of
writing ability, international interest and
experience, and diversity of perspectives. Student
editors gain substantial writing and editing
experience. Working on MJIL provides
opportunities to work with foreign law and languages,
and interact with authors from around the world.
Associate editors also participate in the many
social events sponsored by the Journal,
including staff dinners, lunches with international
law professors, and happy hours with LL.M. students.
If you have any questions about membership on MJIL feel free to stop by the MJIL offices located on Sub-2 of the library.