International Law Student Orgs / Journals

  • The Asia Law Organization ("ALO") promotes education, discussion, and career development for students interested in international and comparative law pertaining to Asia. We sponsor speakers and events that focus on academic and professional topics unique to Asia.

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  • The International Justice Project (IJP) is an extracurricular clinic at the UCLA School of Law. IJP students provide legal research and analysis for human rights organizations in need of assistance in the United States and around the world. In addition to providing a service to human rights organizations, IJP affords law students an opportunity to gain experience in human rights law and develop the skills necessary to become an effective human rights advocate.

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  • The UCLA Journal of International Law and Foreign Affairs is an interdisciplinary publication promoting scholarship in international law and foreign relations. It publishes articles by leading scholars, practitioners, and other professionals from around the world as well as student comments. Some of JILFA's issues are topical, focusing on immigration or international gender and race discrimination, and others offer more variety, ranging from conflicting approaches to technological developments, to the international criminal court, to sovereign debt crises.

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  • The UCLA Journal of Islamic and Near Eastern Law (JINEL) is published once a year. As the first law school journal in the West dealing with this topic,  JINEL’s goal is to emphasize and critically analyze all legal issues--social, political, civil, historical, economic, and commercial--that are of particular relevance to Muslims and Near Easterners in both Muslim and non-Muslim societies. Thus:

    • we will present issues relating to the laws of the Near East and their effects on the people and countries of the region and worldwide;
    • we will discuss laws as they have affected the people of the Near East outside the region;
    • we will present issues relating to the theoretical aspects of Islamic law and jurisprudence, and its application.

    Because the Near East is not a static geographical region, JINEL has adopted the broad policy of looking at each submission on a case-by-case basis and within the context of history to determine its relevance.  Areas of traditional study (e.g., the Arabian Peninsula, the Iranian Plateau) will of course be included, yet we will not overlook areas of study that have had a significant impact on, and been acculturated in one way or another, into the region (e.g., North Africa and Central and South Asia).

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  • The Pacific Basin Law Journal (PBLJ) is considered the world's foremost journal focused on Pacific Rim issues. We are committed to publishing original, cutting-edge scholarship that significantly contributes to the study of this important region of the world, and we seek to enhance dialogue between U.S. and international scholars through our publications. Past issues have featured articles by leading scholars and practitioners on a range of international and comparative law topics, including human rights, constitutional law, criminal law, international trade, labor and employment, corporate governance, climate change, and intellectual property. The breadth and diversity of topics covered by the PBLJ make it one of the most exciting, informative, and authoritative student publications at UCLA School of Law.

    The PBLJ is an entirely student-run law journal. Founded in 1982, it is the second oldest journal at UCLA Law. We publish twice a year and are available on LexisNexis, HeinOnline, eScholarship, and Westlaw.

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