The Houston Journal of International Law is a scholarly law journal edited, managed, and published wholly by its student-members. The Journal publishes articles authored by professionals and students discussing a broad range of topics in public and private international law. In a recent ranking of law journals based on citations, the Journal ranked in the top twenty-five percent of all law journals published worldwide.

The Journal is a partially endowed publication in its forty-fourth year of publication. Journal subscribers include the United States Supreme Court and many federal circuit court libraries, as well as individuals, law firms, and corporations throughout six continents. An active Advisory Board of professionals, judges, and scholars provide immeasurable support on all aspects of the Journal’s operation.

Since its 1978 inception, the Journal has functioned as a forum for legal scholarship in service to the local, national, and international legal communities. Senior Journal members and Advisory Board members review member-submitted casenotes and comments of publishable quality and length. This writing component of Journal membership affords members the opportunity to hone their research, writing, and editorial skills.

See James W. Skelton, Jr., The Journal at 30: An Insider’s View, 30 Hous. J. Int’l L. 617 (2008), for a concise account of the Journal’s first 30 years, written by a longtime supporter of and advisor to the Journal.