The Penn State Journal of Law & International Affairs (JLIA) is a student-edited, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal, jointly published by Penn State Law and School of International Affairs.
The Journal publishes twice a year and includes scholarly articles and student comments focusing on developments of international law and current issues.
The Journal promotes academic and public discourse at the intersection of law and international affairs, featuring contributions in the areas of public and private international law, international relations, comparative law and politics, geography, economics, history, and policy issues in the various sciences. We cover a range of timely topics including but not limited to: global economy, international crimes, human rights, counter-terrorism, international trade, intellectual property, sports and entertainment law. We promise to publish a diverse range of articles on current international law issues and developments.
All JLIA issues are available online and indexed by LEXIS and Westlaw.
Current Issue: Volume 11, Issue 1 (2023)
An Imperfect War: The Legality of the 'Soleimani Strike' and Why the Biden Administration Should Adopt Its Precedent for Future Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan
Comparative Rights to Counsel and Access to Justice: The American and Brazilian Approaches and Realities
Fernanda Antunes Marques Junqueira, Flavio da Costa Higa, and Benjamin H. Barton
Emancipating Human Rights Protection from the State's Stronghold: The Need for Multi-stakeholder Solutions
Mariana Olaizola Rosenblat
Mapping the Evolution of Legitimacy: Arbitration Clauses in Investment Chapters of American International Free Trade Agreements
Men are Winning: Why Paid Paternity Leave Has Not Taken Full Flight in the United States