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The Maryland Journal of International Law has a long and prestigious history as a forum for scholarly discourse on a wide range of issues on international and comparative law.  Established in 1976 as the International Trade Law Journal, it was known as the Maryland Journal of International Law & Trade from 1984 until 1999.  Publication resumed under the current title in 2009.

The Journal presents balanced coverage on a broad range of topics related to international and comparative law and welcomes contributions from experts in the field, including scholars, judges, practitioners, journalists, and politicians.  Student-written works are also accepted.

In conjunction with the University of Maryland Carey School of Law’s International and Comparative Law Program, the Journal hosts an annual Symposium during the fall semester of the academic year.  Symposium proceedings and related articles are published the following spring.  Recent Symposia have addressed an array of topics in international and comparative law, including international arbitration, intervention in international armed conflict, and the extraterritorial reach of U.S. laws.

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MJIL Fall 2017 Symposium

The U.S. Mexico Relationship in International Law and Politics

October 19-20, 2017

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Symposium Program [PDF]

Throughout the 2016 United States Presidential campaign season, the now elected President Trump promised to “Make America Great Again” and to build a wall along the Southern United States’ border.  The President has also threatened to leave NAFTA and vowed to make significant changes to the United States immigration policy.  These claims have been met with fervent support but also strong opposition throughout the United States and the rest of the world.

MJIL’s Fall 2017 Symposium, The U.S. Mexico Relationship in International Law and Politics, seeks to bring further awareness to some of the many facets of the relationship between the United States and Mexico.  Topics to be discussed at the symposium include the history of the relationship itself including territory disputes, the legality and concerns of the proposed border wall, the implications of the United States leaving NAFTA, and the current immigration policy and any effects of proposed changes. The symposium will allow for international law experts as well as many others—from lawyers to academics and beyond—to discuss both the issues with and the future of the relationship between the United States and Mexico.


  • Professor Arnulf Becker-Lorca: Keynote Speaker Thursday, October 19.
  • Professor Guillermo Garcia Sanchez: Panel on US/Mexico Relations
  • Professor Jose Hernandez: Panel on US/Mexico Relations
  • Professor Peter Reich: Panel on Border Wall
  • Professor Gerald Dickinson: Panel on Border Wall
  • Professor Terence Garrett: Panel on Border Wall
  • Mr. Andy Semotiuk: Friday Keynote Speaker
  • Dean Raj Bhala: Panel on NAFTA
  • Dr. Gabriel Cavazos Villanueva: Panel on NAFTA
  • Professor Alvaro Santos: Panel on NAFTA
  • Professor David Gantz: Panel on NAFTA
  • Professor Geoffrey Hoffman: Panel on Immigration
  • Professor Kari Hong: Panel on Immigration
  • Professor Robert Koulish: Panel on Immigration
  • Ms. Helen Kerwin: Panel on Immigration
  • Mr. Alejandro Celorio Alcántara: Panel on Immigration

Digital Archives

Links to recent editions of the Maryland Journal of International Law are available below. Please use the drop-down menus in the navigation panel to search and browse all prior editions (through 1975) of the Journal.

Volume 30, International Investment Disputes: Arbitration, Litigation, and Investor-State Relations (2015)
Volume 29, The International Law and Politics of External Intervention in Internal Conflicts (2014)
Volume 28, Extraterritoriality Post-Kiobel: International & Comparative Legal Perspectives (2013)
Volume 27, China, Taiwan, and International Law: A Symposium in Honor of Professor Hungdah Chiu (2012)
Volume 26, Re-imagining International Clinical Law (2011)
Volume 25, Multilateralism and Global Law: Evolving Conceptions of International Law and Governance (2010)
Volume 24, Reflecting on the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (2009)

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Maryland Journal of International Law
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
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Baltimore, MD 21201

Editorial Board volume 32, 2016-2017

Editor In Chief
Jennifer Elisa Smith
Managing Editor
Emily T. Gallin
Executive Articles Editor
Vincenzo Procopio
Executive Editor
Martin A. McEnrue
Executive Notes and Comments Editor
Catherine A. Lee
Senior Editors
Umber Aggarwal
Sidonie T. Becton
Lily I. MacKenty
Cesar II Ruiz
Staff Editors
Ava Claypool
Justen Barbierri
Rebeca Garcia Gil
Caleb Gurujal
Shannon Himes
Jess OrDonez
Nathan Price
Neda Saghafi
Annamaria Santini
Thomas Stowe
Zachary Wilkins
Faculty Advisors
Peter Danchin
Michael Van Alstine