American Journal of International Law

The American Journal of International Law (AJIL) has been published quarterly since 1907. It features articles, editorials, notes, and comments by pre-eminent scholars on developments in international law and international relations. The Journal contains summaries and analyses of decisions by national and international courts and arbitral or other tribunals, and of contemporary U.S. practice in international law. Each issue lists recent publications in English and other languages, many of which are reviewed in depth. The Journal is indispensable for all professionals working in international law, economics, trade, and foreign affairs. 

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Books Recently Reviewed in AJIL

  • Review Essay: The Electronic Silk Road: How the Web Binds the World Together in Commerce, by Anupam Chander, reviewed by Michael Birnhack

  • Taming Globalization: International Law, the U.S. Constitution, and the New World Order, by Julian Ku and John Yoo, reviewed by Kristina Daugirdas.

  • Socializing States: Promoting Human Rights Through International Law, by Ryan Goodman and Derek Jinks, reviewed by David Sloss.

  • Fresh Water in International Law, by Laurence Boisson de Chazournes, and International Law and Freshwater: The Multiple Challenges, edited by Laurence Boisson de Chazournes, Christina Leb, and Mara Tignino, reviewed by Joseph W. Dellapenna.

  • Tallinn Manual on the International Law Applicable to Cyber Warfare, edited by Michael N. Schmitt, reviewed by Kristen E. Eichensehr.

  • Privatizing War: Private Military and Security Companies Under Public International Law, by Lindsey Cameron and Vincent Chetail, reviewed by Laura A. Dickinson.

  • Interdisciplinary Perspectives on International Law and International Relations: The State of the Art, edited by Jeffrey L. Dunoff and Mark A. Pollack, reviewed by Emilie M. Hafner-Burton and David G. Victor.

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A subscription to the Journal consists of four issues over the course of 12 months from the time of payment (with the annual index being part of the October issue). As a part of their benefits, unless they opt for a discounted dues rate that conveys electronic only access, ASIL members receive four print issues of the Journal, starting with the issue published in the first full month following dues receipt. All ASIL members have online access to the two most recent years of the Journal


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"Nobody working in international law can do so without the American Journal of International Law."

Professor Jochen Abraham Frowein, former Director, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law

The Journal ranks as the most-cited international law journal on Google Scholar. It is also considered by the nonprofit, scholarly periodical resource JSTOR to be "the premier English-language scholarly journal in its field."