Stanford Journal of International Law (SJIL)

Stanford Journal of International Law (SJIL) 2

Note to authors. SJIL’s regular submissions process takes place between June and August for the entire academic year. Please submit your work via Scholastica. If you do not have access to Scholastica, you may email your submission to between May and August. We cannot guarantee that work submitted via email at any time before May will be considered.

Current Issue (Volume 59, Issue 2)

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The Stanford Journal of International Law (SJIL) is a scholarly periodical devoted to analyses of current international legal issues. Founded in 1966, SJIL is among the earliest established student-run journals of international law in the United States, and is the oldest of Stanford Law School’s secondary journals still in publication.

SJIL publishes two issues per year, traditionally in March and June, featuring articles, essays, and commentary from scholars, practitioners, and students on a wide range of topics, including public international law, human rights, international trade, and comparative law.

2022-2023 Executive Board

Dennis Poehland
Nate Quigley

Managing Editors
Meghan Anand
Bridget Kennedy

Senior Editors
Marcus Grey
Mick Li
Daphne Antonella Meyer

Publications and Production Chair
Max Han

Submissions Committee
Max Han
Andrew Keuler
Tim Tracey


At its core, SJIL is devoted to the discovery and transmission of legal knowledge. SJIL cannot be limited in its methods and ways of thinking, or confined to one individual’s or a single community’s experiences. To further this mission, we must bring a broad range of ideas and approaches.

SJIL strives to ensure that a diversity of cultures, races and ethnicities, genders, political and religious beliefs, physical and learning differences, sexual orientations and identities is represented.  Such diversity will inspire new angles of inquiry, new modes of analysis, and new solutions, contributing to our core mission.

To advance legal scholarship, it is essential to be exposed to views and cultures other than one’s own and to have one’s opinions and assumptions challenged. Such engagement expands our horizons, enables understanding across difference, prevents complacency and promotes intellectual breadth.

Our diversity ensures our strength as an intellectual community. In today’s world, diversity represents the key to excellence and achievement.