Chicago Journal of International Law


Although the advent of the Chicago Journal of International Law is a welcome event, that fact may not be obvious to all followers of international legal scholarship. After all, there are well more than seventy international law journals already being produced in the United States alone.' A complete list would be hard to compile, and in the end would still be uninformative, because of the simple fact that many international articles regularly appear in general law reviews. Moreover there are many distinguished journals published outside this country.2 Even if parochialism can be forgiven in some areas (though it is hard to say which ones), surely it has no place in a field devoted to reaching across national boundaries. The new Chicago Journal must therefore find its place not only among its U.S. counterparts, but in the broader crowd of journals devoted to international matters.