Wednesday, June 18, 2008

ABA International Law News - Publication Opportunities

Aba_intlaw_2Here's a publication opportunity for legal writing professors who are interested in international law.

The International Law News is the quarterly newsletter published by the ABA Section of International Law.  I have been the editor-in-chief of it for several years now, but I am about to finish that extended term.  (I have since been made the publications officer of the International Law Section, so I will still be involved indirectly.) 

The International Law News is a section memIntl_law_news bership benefit that is sent in print form to the thousands of section members who are lawyers in the United States or in other countries.  It is sent electronically to law student members, who now get section memberships for free (and who probably prefer the electronic version anyway).

Articles do not have footnotes.  They are shorter, often 2000 words or less.  There are also casenotes and city guides. 

Because of its wide circulation, it offers interesting publication opportunities for law professors and law students.  Authors do not have to be based in the United States, and indeed a large portion of the section's membership is based in other countries.

The issue about to be published will be on China.  After that is a special issue on the anniversary of the Section of International Law (75 years as a section, and 130 years as an ABA entity).

But after those issues are publication (and targeted advertising) possibilities.  The theme of the Winter 2009 issue will be Human Rights.  The deadline for submission of articles for that issue is September 9, 2008.

IndiaThe theme of the Spring 2009 issue will be India.  The deadline for submission of articles for that issue is December 11, 2008.

Potential authors can request a copy of the author guidelines and submit manuscripts to the managing editor by clicking here.


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