Journals on International Law

Across Borders - The Gonzaga Journal of International Law
http://www.law.gonzaga.edu/gjil/

The Gonzaga Journal of International Law (GJIL) is a student-run, online legal journal with readers spanning the globe. The Journal includes articles, essays, comments, and notes from law professors, government officials, practicing attorneys, business professionals, and law students.Founded in 1997, the Gonzaga Journal of International Law seeks to expand its influence beyond the pages of the Journal by actively addressing pertinent issues affecting the legal and political communities both in the United States and abroad. The Journal is equally committed to public service and holds events dedicated to public service each year. Our annual Symposium, which addresses various international legal, political, and social issues draws highly respected legal scholars from local, national, and international communities.

AMERICAN UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL LAW REVIEW
http://digitalcommons.wcl.american.edu/auilr/

The American University International Law Review publishes articles, critical essays, comments, and casenotes on a wide variety of international law topics, including public and private international law, the law of international organizations, international trade law, international arbitration, and international human rights. AUILR also publishes pieces on topics of foreign and comparative law that are of particular interest to the international legal community.

AGORA INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF JURIDICAL SCIENCES
http://www.juridicaljournal.univagora.ro/

AGORA International Journal of Juridical Sciences (AIJJS) is published yearly between 2007 and 2009.Beginning with 2010 it is published twice a year and from 2013 it is published quarterly.

It includes studies that are structured on the following scientific fields:

  • Private Law
  • Public Law
  • Criminal sciences and Criminalistics
  • Juridical Sociology
  • Juridical Psychology
  • Juridical informatics
Agora International Journal of Juridical Science
http://juridicaljournal.univagora.ro/?page=home

The journal was founded in 2007 through a project approved by the National Agency for Scientific Research (NASR), with the object a yearly conference, organized by the Law Chair inside the Faculty of Law and Economics. Due to that in 2007 a conference : “The juridical regime of the juvenile delinquency and the evolution tendencies in the contemporary society” was organized. Thus, appeared no. 1/2007 of the journal, published by the AGORA University Publishing House, having 41 papers and 284 pages.

African Journal of International and Comparative Law
http://www.euppublishing.com/journal/ajicl

The African Journal of International and Comparative Law re-started publication with EUP in 2005, with the approval of the African Society of International and Comparative Law. The eminent Editorial Board continues as previously, with members from international institutions in Geneva and from universities in Africa, the UK and the US. The journal continues its tradition of providing invaluable refereed material in both international and comparative law on a pan-African basis. It includes articles on public or private international law, either in English or French, as well as a section on recent developments relevant to the continent.

Brooklyn Journal of International Law
http://www.brooklaw.edu/en/intellectuallife/lawjournals/brooklynjournalofinternationallaw/generalinformation.aspx?

The Brooklyn Journal of International Law is one of the leading international law journals in America. 1The Journal has a 35-year tradition of publishing the work of preeminent scholars, judges, and practitioners in the diverse field of international law.

Cornell International Law Journal
http://www.lawschool.cornell.edu/research/ILJ/about-the-ilj.cfm

Founded in 1967, the Cornell International Law Journal (ILJ) is one of the oldest and most prominent international law journals in the United States. Three times a year, the Journal publishes scholarship that reflects the sweeping changes that are taking place in public and private international law. Each issue features articles by legal scholars, practitioners, and participants in international politics, as well as student-written notes.

Law students perform all editorial functions for the Journal. The Editorial Board selects articles and notes for publication, communicates with the authors, edits manuscripts for substance and style, and manages the Journal’s financial and administrative affairs. Journal associates are the driving force behind the Journal and complete many sourcing, editing, and proving assignments, in addition to writing substantially publishable Student Notes on international law. Members are selected based on academic performance and writing ability.

Denver Journal of International Law Policy
http://djilp.org/two-sites-one-mission/

The Denver Journal of International Law & Policy has been a definitive voice in its field for four decades. The Journal was founded by Professor Ved Nanda in 1971 and has enjoyed the guidance of a world-class Board of Advisors. It is the second oldest international law journal in the United States of America and is ranked internationally.

The Journal is an entirely student run and organized publication at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. The Journal is published four times a year thanks to its dedicated staff and editorial board.

DUKE INTERNATIONAL LAW AND POLICY
http://djcil.law.duke.edu/

The Duke Environmental Law & Policy Forum began in 1991 as an interdisciplinary magazine published annually. Since then, the Forum has grown into a traditional environmental law journal. DELPF has retained its interdisciplinary roots and presents scholarship that examines environmental issues by drawing on legal, scientific, economic, and public policy resources. DELPF’s affiliations with the Nicholas School for the Environment, the Terry Sanford Institute for Public Policy, and the Law School render it uniquely positioned to adapt to the increasingly interdisciplinary nature of environmental law. DELPF is student-run publication, with staff members from the Law School, the Nicholas School for the Environment, and the Terry Sanford Institute for Public Policy. New journal members, both JD and non-JD, are selected based upon their writing skills, research ability, and interest in both DELPF and environmental policy.

DUKE UNIVERSITY – ALASKA LAW REVIEW
http://alr.law.duke.edu/

The Alaska Law Review is a scholarly publication that examines legal issues affecting the state of Alaska. It is composed of second and third year law students from Duke University School of Law, and governed by a faculty advisor committee

EUROPEAN OF JOURNAL INTERNATIONAL LAW
http://www.ejil.org/archives.php

Welcome to the website of one of the world's leading international law journals. The EJIL was established in 1990 by a small group of distinguished scholars based at the European University Institute in Florence. The Journal has grown since then in size, strength and reputation, but the Editors’ original vision remains unchanged and is distinguished by: its European orientation, its emphasis on critical and theoretical approaches, its commitment to publishing contributions from a diverse range of contributors, especially those among the younger generation its continuing interest in the historical origins of the 'European tradition' (in the best and broadest sense) in international law. This website forms an integral part of the European Journal of International Law and full-text articles of all but the most recent issues are available here in the archive. For the current year, one full-text article and abstracts of all the other articles are posted

EIRP PROCEEDINGS
http://proceedings.univ-danubius.ro/index.php/eirp

EIRP Proceedings containing the works of the International Conference on European Integration - Realities and Perspectives, bring together all the submitted and presented contributions, providing a conclusive and accessible view to all who wish to feel the beat of research. You will have direct access to a focused group of key people working and researching in the area. The conference is international, offering to researchers the opportunity of showing their works across the world.

Florida Journal of International Law
http://fjil.org/

Founded in 1984, the Florida Journal of International Law (FJIL) is a scholarly publication devoted to timely discussion of prescient international legal issues. Its subscribers include legal scholars and practitioners from around the world. Recent articles have treated subjects as varied as International Trade and Commerce Law, Human Rights Law, Terrorism, National Security, War Crimes, International Environmental Law, International IP (Intellectual Property), and Maritime Law.

The Journal, published three times a year, is a student-run publication based out of the University of Florida Levin College of Law.

GOETTINGEN JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL LAW
http://www.gojil.eu/

The Goettingen Journal of International Law (GoJIL) was founded in December 2007 by an interdisciplinary group of young enthusiastic students at the University of Goettingen. This initiative would not have been possible without the initial funding from the “Göttinger Verein zur Förderung des Internationalen Rechts e.V." along with the material and ideational support from the Institute of Public International Law and European Law. GoJIL first appeared before the public with a call for papers for its Student Essay Competition in January 2008. The mission statement was developed early in 2008 and was finalized at the founding symposium of the Scientific Advisory Board in April 2008. By the time of the symposium, ICJ Judge Thomas Buergenthal had joined the Advisory Board and agreed to contribute to the first issue of GoJIL. Jutta Limbach, former President of the German Constitutional Court, accepted an invitation to publish a commissioned article. And Robert Cryer from the University of Birmingham submitted the article “Prosecuting the Leaders: Promises, Politics and Practicalities”.

Harvard International Review
http://hir.harvard.edu/

The Harvard International Review features underappreciated topics in the international affairs discourse and underappreciated perspectives on more widely discussed topics. The HIR aims to serve as a trend-setter among similar publications by directing rather than following the public’s attention.

The HIR presents a variety of scholarly content in an accessible style and format. It makes the arguments of scholars, policymakers, and other international affairs actors available to a wider audience. The HIR seeks both academic and lay readers who wish to think seriously about international affairs.

The HIR is more a source of analysis than a source of news or editorial commentary. Its main purpose is not to present facts previously unreported elsewhere. The HIR distinguishes itself primarily by serving as a forum for academic debate, rigorously applying theory to case studies, analyzing historical trends, and making informed predictions.The Harvard International Review is an officially recognized student-run publication of Harvard College. Our editorial team includes faculty and experts from the areas which we cover as well as Harvard students. The Harvard International Review is part of the Harvard International Relations Council

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COMMUNICATIONS LAW AND POLICY
http://ijclp.net/ojs/index.php/ijclp

The IJCLP is an electronic journal published since 1998. It is devoted to the changing law, policy and technology of media regulation around the world. We are not only an open-access repository of peer-reviewed scholarly work; the IJCLP also aspires to be a place of dialogue for and between law scholars, social scientists, technologists and policy makers.

ISIL YEAR BOOK OF INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN FAT REFUGEE LAW

The ISIL Year Book of International Humanitarian and Refugee Law seeks to focus, at one place, aspects of amelioration of the conditions of victims of forced migration and armed conflicts. Towards this end, the ICRC, the UNHRC, and the ISIL have joined together and resolved to bring out the ISIL Year Book annually. The principal objective of the Year Book is to reflect the developing countries point of view with particular reference to South Asian and South-East Asian regions. The need for a regional focus on these very humane issues has been felt since long. As much of the literature on the subject is western oriented, it is thought necessary to project and disseminate the South and South-East Asian perspectives.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COMMUNICATIONS LAW AND POLICY
http://ijclp.net/ojs/index.php/ijclp

The IJCLP is an electronic journal published since 1998. It is devoted to the changing law, policy and technology of media regulation around the world. We are not only an open-access repository of peer-reviewed scholarly work; the IJCLP also aspires to be a place of dialogue for and between law scholars, social scientists, technologists and policy makers.

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International Journal Of Communication and Policy
http://ijclp.net/ojs/index.php/ijclp

The IJCLP is an electronic journal devoted to the changing law, policy and technology of media regulation around the world. As a result of technological convergence, we understand "communication" to include the content and carriage of traditional broadcasting and cable as well as internet and telecommunications and publish intellectually rigorous and challenging articles, working papers and editorials in these areas of inquiry.

IJCLP is a journal of user, reader and contributor interaction. It thus not only seeks to publish peer-reviewed articles of high quality, but also strives to create opportunities for interaction and dialogue between scholars and practitioners and across disciplines that are relevant to communications policy. IJCLP welcomes submissions from different disciplinary or cross-disciplinary perspectives.

It contains research policies, articles, conference, proceedings, editorials, case notes . We strictly adhere to the practice of double-blind peer review for all submissions to the journal. Journal items will be published collectively, as part of an issue, under the supervision of one or more editors, who will be members of the journal's editorial board, or, in some cases, invited guest editors. Some issues will have a special thematic focus and will be announced through a call for papers that will be published on the IJCLP website and disseminated accordingly by the editor in charge of the issue. The IJCLP is an open-access journal. This means that all content published on the journal is available to everyone, with no fee to authors or to readers

International Review of the Red Cross
http://www.icrc.org/eng/resources/international-review/index.jsp

Since its creation in 1863, the ICRC's sole objective has been to ensure protection and assistance for victims of armed conflict and strife. It does so through its direct action around the world, as well as by encouraging the development of international humanitarian law (IHL) and promoting respect for it by governments and all weapon bearers. Its story is about the development of humanitarian action, the Geneva Conventions and the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.

The work of the ICRC is based on the Geneva Conventions of 1949, their Additional Protocols, its Statutes – and those of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement – and the resolutions of the International Conferences of the Red Cross and Red Crescent. The ICRC is an independent, neutral organization ensuring humanitarian protection and assistance for victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence. It takes action in response to emergencies and at the same time promotes respect for international humanitarian law and its implementation in national law.

INTERNATIONAL REVIEW OF LAW
http://www.qscience.com/loi/irl

The International Review of Law is a refreshing new journal that articulates contemporary legal discourse. From its base in the Middle East, the journal aims to bring perspectives from around the world to developments in the law. The journal is open to doctrinal, context based, reformative or comparative work, in all fields of law. Authors who want to reach an audience beyond traditional fixed locations will welcome this new open access platform, which accepts submissions in both English and Arabic and provides abstract translations

ITALIAN LABOUR LAW e-JOURNAL
http://www.dirittodellavoro.it/public/current/ejournal/eindex.htm

The Italian Labour Law e-journal context of interest is tendentially coincident with the one of the site Italian Labour Law On-line, in which it is included: Italian Labour Law, in its traditional meanings (trade unions law, individual contract of employment law, social security systems, in their national and european dimension), and International and/or Comparative Labour Law

INTERNATIONAL LAW : REVISTA COLOMBIANA DE DERECHOINTERNATIONAL
http://revistainternationallaw.javeriana.edu.co/

"International Law / International Law Colombian Magazine" is published by the Faculty of Law and the CEDI (Centre International Law Francisco Suarez Suarez SJ) from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. The Journal has semester publishes articles and research results in all areas of international law and in their original language (Spanish, English, French, German, etc..) In addition to the main section of articles, the journal has a section called recent developments in which decisions are analyzed legal texts and international significance. In section are published literature reviews recent works in international law. Finally, section international agenda of important chronic develop international and regional events (such as ministerial conferences, symposia, conferences, etc..) At its main discussions and outcomes.

IDP
https://www.landesbioscience.com/journals/idp/

IDP. Internet, Law and Politics Journal is an electronic publication from the UOC's Law and Political Science Department whose objective is communication and scientific dissemination of research, analysis and investigation of the challenges and questions raised by information and communication technologies regarding law and political science. Likewise, IDP aims to act as a platform for reflection and discussion on the content and scope of changes brought about by information and communication technologies and, in particular, the phenomenon of the internet in the fields of law, politics and public administration. Digital democracy, handling of personal data, ISP liability, intellectual property and freedom of expression on the web, electronic administration, new forms of political participation and consumer protection on the internet are some of the subjects examined in the contributions to the journal. All of this is presented in terms of both theoretical reflection and the presentation of specific experiences in these areas.

INTERNATIONAL REVIEW OF THE RED CROSS
http://www.icrc.org/eng/resources/international-review/

Established in 1869, the International Review of the Red Cross is a quarterly journal published by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Cambridge University Press. It is a forum for debate on international humanitarian law and humanitarian action and policy, during armed conflict and other situations of violence. It is dedicated to governments, international governmental and non-governmental organizations, universities, the media and all those interested in humanitarian issues at large. On-line copies of the Review dating back to 1995 are available. A selection of articles from the International Review of the Red Cross are also available in Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish.

JOURNAL OF TRANSNATIONAL LAW & POLICY
http://www.law.fsu.edu/journals/transnational/

The Journal was founded in 1991 to provide a scholarly forum for discussion of legal developments in the world community. The Journal shares the philosophy articulated by the late Philip C. Jessup, Judge of the International Court of Justice, who defined "transnational law" as "all law which regulates actions or events that transcend national frontiers."The term "transnational" is thus expansive; it includes both the international and comparative dimensions of law.

JURIDICA INTERNATIONAL
http://www.juridicainternational.eu/

Juridica International has been published since 1996. The topics of the journals are planned by the editorial board. A variety of more significant topics have included the Constitution and European integration, the civil law reform in new member states, fundamental personal rights and freedoms, Civil Code, Penal Code, and other key issues of the legal reform. Juridica International has established contacts with internationally acclaimed journals and scientific databases. For instance, EBSCO.

LAW REVIEW
http://www.lawreview.org/

The journal Law Review aims to publish, in electronic form only, articles, studies, comments, etc. drafted in English by Romanian and foreign authors, that of a Romanian and foreign legal doctrine publication, which promotes the case law of national and European courts (the Court of Justice of the European Union, the European Union Court and the European Court of Human Rights).

The journal Law Review will include columns such as: “Studies, Discussions, Comments”; “Comparative Law. European Union Law. International Law”; “Doctrine – Foreign Authors”; “Romanian and Foreign Case Law” a.o.

LAW, SOCIAL JUSTICE AND GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT
http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/law/elj/lgd/

LGD (Law, Social Justice and Global Development) is an innovative new electronic law journal covering a range of topics relating to legal issues surrounding the impact of globalisation on social development. It contains a diversity of materials including peer reviewed and non-refereed articles, commentaries, work in progress articles, book reviews, and conference reports and papers, as well as information papers, news and details of global conferences.

The Journal is an activity of the International Development Law and Human Rights Research Group of Warwick Law School. The first issue of LGD was published on 18 December 2000.

MELBOURNE JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL LAW
http://www.law.unimelb.edu.au/mjil/

MJIL is edited and managed by an Editorial Board of more than 60 law students overseen by three Editors. All members of MJIL are law students at the University of Melbourne. The Editorial Board is assisted in their work by the Advisory Board and the Honorary Advisory Board. The Advisory Board is comprised of academics and legal practitioners with a strong interest in international legal developments. The Advisory Board is responsible for advising the Editorial Board on matters of content and policy. The Honorary Advisory Board is composed of scholars and practitioners who have made an outstanding contribution to international law. MJIL currently enjoys a wide readership that includes students, government and corporate solicitors and academics. MJIL is distributed worldwide to over 150 libraries, universities, leading law firms and corporations.

MERKOURIOS : ULTRECHT JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL AND EUROPEAN LAW
http://www.utrechtjournal.org/

Merkourios aims to contribute to legal scholarship on international and European law by promoting these fields' progressive development and providing an international forum for interaction between academia, practitioners and students. As a bi-annual, peer-reviewed, student-led journal, Merkourios aims to surpass the traditional limits of established law journals.

McGILL UNIVERSITY – McGRILL LAW JOURNAL
http://lawjournal.mcgill.ca/

The McGill Law Journal was founded in 1952 by students of the Faculty of Law of McGill University. From its founding, the Journal has promoted the development of legal scholarship by appealing to an audience that includes professors of law, practicing lawyers, and law students. The Journal has consistently pursued this objective for five decades and continues to foster a more profound understanding of the common law and civil law legal traditions. Today the Journal is recognized as an important forum for the critical analysis, often from a comparative or trans systemic perspective, of contemporary legal issues in the realms of public and private law, as well as international law

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW
http://www.nyulawreview.org/

The New York University Law Review is a generalist law review journal publishing legal scholarship in all areas, including legal theory and policy, environmental law, legal history, international law, and more. Each year, its six issues publish legal scholarship written by professors, judges, and legal practitioners, as well as Notes written by current students at New York University School of Law, that are members of the Law Review.

OPEN LAW JOURNAL
http://www.benthamscience.com/open/tolawj/

The Open Law Journal is an Open Access online journal which publishes original research articles, reviews, short articles (letters) and guest edited single topic issues in all areas of United States Federal and State law, and International law. The Open Law Journal, a peer reviewed journal, is an important and reliable source of current information on developments in the field. The journal will serve as a forum for research and ideas by leading professors, judges, practitioners, and students of law. The emphasis will be on publishing quality articles rapidly and freely available worldwide.

OXFORD UNIVERSITY UNDERGRADUATE LAW JOURNAL
http://ouulj.law.ox.ac.uk/

The Oxford University Undergraduate Law Journal was founded with a view to facilitating and reinforcing the already strong academic ethos in the study of law at the University of Oxford. It has the aim of providing students a platform from which to explore legal topics pertaining to the UK jurisdiction which are germane to the Jurisprudence curriculum; encouraging and promoting excellence in learning, debate and independent thought. This is further reflected in the democratising ‘by the students, for the students’ set-up, upon which the Journal is based.

POTCHEFSTROOM ELECTRONIC LAW JOURNAL
http://www.nwu.ac.za/p-per/index.html

PER publishes contributions relevant to the focus area Development in the South African Constitutional State. This means that most contributions will concern some aspect of constitutionalism or the law relating to development. The fact that the South African constitutional state is the focus, however does not limit the content of PER to the South African legal system, since development law and constitutionalism are excellent themes for comparative work. While constitutionalism and development needs are constantly kept in mind as the main themes, contributions on any aspect or discipline of the law are welcomed, as long as the main themes are addressed.

ROMAN LEGAL TRADITION
http://www.romanlegaltradition.org/

Roman Legal Tradition is a peer-reviewed journal published online by the Ames Foundation and the University of Glasgow School of Law. ISSN 1943-6483.

The journal aims to promote the study of the civilian tradition in English. The editors welcome contributions on any aspect of the civilian tradition in ancient, medieval, and modern law.

TRADE, LAW AND DEVELOPMENT
http://www.tradelawdevelopment.com/index.php/tld

Trade, Law and Development seeks to provide an avenue for the free exchange of ideas on issues of relevance to world trade, international law and development. The Journal commits itself to the cause of eliminating the problems that plague the world today, in particular the developing nations. It is in this spirit that we publish quality “Articles”, “Notes”, “Comments” or “Book Reviews” from distinguished and diverse authors, including, inter alia, judges, scholars, policy-makers, practitioners and students.

THE GEORGETOWN IMMIGRATION LAW JOURNAL----
http://www.law.georgetown.edu/academics/law-journals/gilj/index.cfm

The Georgetown Immigration Law Journal is a scholarly publication that is dedicated to the advancement of legal knowledge in the field of immigration law. The Journal is published quarterly and is dedicated to exploring and critically analyzing international and domestic events as they shape the field of immigration law. Each issue features articles by scholars and legal practitioners, as well as a significant number of student notes and a section reviewing current developments in immigration.

WROCLAW REVIEW OF LAW, ADMINISTRATION AND ECONOMICS
http://wrlae.prawo.uni.wroc.pl/index.php/wrlae

The semi-annual "Wroclaw Review of Law, Administration and Economics" is addressed to all those interested in the subjects of the legal cultures, administrative systems and economies of New Europe. The journal’s subject matter is centred on the point of contact of three disciplines which history and pragmatics have bound together tightly. In a broad sense, it is an English-language periodical dedicated to the issues of globalization and transformation expressed simultaneously from the legal, administrative and economic perspectives.

Yale Journal of Law and the Humanities
http://www.law.yale.edu/academics/yjlh.htm

Located in New Haven, Connecticut, Yale Law School is one of the world’s premier law schools. It offers an unmatched environment of excellence and educational intimacy in the form of world renowned faculty, small classes, limitless opportunities for clinical training, and strong encouragement of public service. The Law School is small by design; its impact on the world is measured by its accomplished graduates and its ongoing scholarship and outreach through numerous centres and projects.

International Journal of Refugee Law
http://ijrl.oxfordjournals.org/

The International Journal of Refugee Law has fulfilled its promise, as predicted by the Times Higher Education Supplement, in becoming one of the key source materials in the field of refugee protection.

The journal aims to stimulate research and thinking on the protection of refugees and other displaced persons in international law, taking account of the broadest range of State and international organization practice. In addition, it serves as an essential tool for all engaged in the protection of refugees and other displaced persons and finding solutions to their problems. It provides key information and commentary on today's critical issues, including the causes of refugee and related movements, internal displacement, the particular situation of women and refugee children, the human rights and humanitarian dimensions of displacement and the displaced, restrictive policies, asylum and determination procedures, populations at risk, the conditions in different countries, and the functions and accountability of international organizations. It is of immeasurable value to anyone involved in refugee and IDP work, whether lawyers, academics, students, researchers, NGO workers, or officials in government, and international organizations.

In addition to publishing original articles of the highest academic excellence, the journal also features regular sections containing selected documents, case law, book reviews and annotated bibliographies of reports and other publications.

SEA GRANT LAW AND POLICY JOURNAL
http://nsglc.olemiss.edu/SGLPJ/SGLPJ.htm

The Sea Grant Law and Policy Journal is an Open Access online journal that provides a forum for the timely discussion and exploration of legal topics of relevance to the Sea Grant network of extension agents, researchers, coastal managers and users, and local decision-makers. The Journal features concise, 30 – 35 page, articles on a range of subjects including fisheries, coastal development, coastal access, and pollution. Unlike traditional law reviews, the Journal highlights more applied research and case studies. Due to their timeliness and brevity, Sea Grant Law and Policy Journal articles should be of interest to anyone involved in coastal management, lawyer and non-lawyer alike.