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TILJNext year will be the 50th anniversary of the Texas International Law Journal (“TILJ”)! That is a truly outstanding achievement, and the editors of the TILJ have published this call for papers for the 50th anniversary issue of the Journal:

THE TEXAS INTERNATIONAL LAW JOURNAL (TILJ)

What: Call for Papers, Fifty Years of International Law Scholarship

Who: The Texas International Law Journal (“TILJ”) at The University of Texas School of Law

Deadline: Paper submissions due January 1, 2015 for publication in fall of 2015.

The Texas International Law Journal will be celebrating its 50th year in 2015. As a part of this celebration, the Journal will be publishing a special 50th Anniversary Issue as part of Volume 50.

This special issue will bridge the Journal’s storied history with its bright future. In addition to republishing a few seminal articles from its past, the Journal is seeking authors who are leaders in their respective fields of international law to comment on the most significant developments in international law over the past fifty years while also offering their perspective about the most significant developments or issues arising in the near future.

Papers may address any topic in international or comparative law, but ideally we would receive a submission in each of the following areas to provide the broadest perspective:Ÿ Treaty Law
ŸŸ; International Human Rights Law; Private International Law; Jurisdiction Ÿ; International Legal Theory.

Special topics to consider:ŸŸ International Commercial LawŸ; International Criminal Law; Law of the SeaŸŸ; Law of Armed Conflict.

Decolonization Fifty Years Later—The effects of colonization and its unwinding still reverberate around the world today, radically shaping legal institutions and defining nations’ and states’ views of the law in an international context. This topic would incorporate recent world events in the discussion.

International Justice and National Sovereignty—The international legal system imposes more regulations and guidelines than ever before. This topic examines the challenges confronted by constitutional governments, democracies, et al. with the increasing obligations imposed by international legal structures (e.g., the International Criminal Court, WTO, independent commercial arbitration agreements or treaties, etc.).

If there is an article (8,000-20,000 words), or even a brief comment (4,000-7,000 words), that you would like to publish in our special 50th Anniversary issue, we invite you to send it to submissions@tilj.org for consideration. It will be an honor to publish one of your articles in our upcoming volume. All submissions must be original, unpublished works. TILJ accepts submissions electronically via ExpressO and by e-mail at submissions@tilj.org. For more information on TILJ submission and editorial policies please see http://www.tilj.org/submissions.

ABOUT THE TEXAS INTERNATIONAL LAW JOURNAL (TILJ)

Founded in 1965, the Texas International Law Journal is a student edited and managed legal journal comprised of students of the University of Texas at Austin School of Law. The Journal seeks to advance the study, practice, and awareness of international and comparative law. TILJ (ISSN: 0163-7479) is a 501 (c)(3) organization that publishes three issues of high quality secondary source material annually and hosts scholarly symposia as well as activities and online engagement committed to promoting international legal understanding and debate.