The Year In Review

The Year in Review, previously included as an issue of The International Lawyer, is now its own annual publication of the American Bar Association's Section of International Law. It has had a place as a prestigious ABA publication since 1966 and has called SMU Dedman School of Law its home since 1986.

The Year in Review, as its name suggests, is an annual survey of the law from around the world.  On average, thirty to forty Committees of the ABA/SIL contribute to the publication and capture the germane legal developments, key pieces of legislation, and landmark decisions that help to shape the legal tapestry of their respective countries and areas of interest. Catering to the ABA/SIL membership and others, The YIR shares in the same readership as TIL, and is the most widely distributed U.S. international law survey in the world, enjoying subscriptions of approximately 22,000 readers in more than 90 countries. Submissions are made annually by Committee Editors on behalf of their respective ABA/SIL Committees.

To help produce The Year in Review, SMU’s student editorial board works in conjunction with the professional editorial board chaired by the Editor-in-Chief, Marc I. Steinberg, Rupert and Lillian Radford Professor of Law, SMU Dedman School of Law. Beverly C. Duréus and Patricia S. Heard, also of the SMU Law School, serve as Co-Executive Editors and interface with the ABA/SIL section membership, and Patrick Del Duca, the Publications Officer for the section. Co-General Editors-in-Chief, Professors Jason Palmer and Brooke Bowman, both of the Stetson University College of Law, lead a team of deputy editors who are also an integral part of the editing process. 

Preferred Citation: Vol. No. ABA/SIL YIR (n.s.) page no. (year).

Publication policy: The objective of The Year In Review is to publish high quality articles on international subjects that are relevant to each Committee of the ABA/SIL, that inform its readers of significant legal developments that happened during the previous calendar year.

Article Submissions: Articles are submitted by the ABA/SIL Committees, and should not exceed 7,000 words (including footnotes). Text and footnotes should be double-spaced. Internal citations and footnotes must conform to the most recent edition of The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (Harvard Law Review Association). The Journal does not accept unsolicited submissions nor does it consider articles that have been or are to be published elsewhere.

By October 1 of the current year, the Committee Chair shall appoint a Committee Editor. The Committee Editor will be the person principally responsible for the committee’s submission for The YIR. The name of the committee, the committee editor’s name, and contact information should be forwarded to The YIR via me-til@smu.edu.

All articles must be in an electronic Word format, and may only be submitted by ABA/SIL Committee Editors. They should be forwarded to the ABA/SIL YIR editor for that publication year, as designated on the ABA/SIL website, with a cc to me-til@smu.edu, on or before December 1st. Manuscripts undergo peer review, source verification, editing, and citation checks. The editors of The Year In Review reserve the right to move an accepted manuscript from the committed issue to another publication of the ABA/SIL. Committee Editors and authors must also comply with additional requirements as posted on the ABA/SIL website.

Manuscripts are submitted at the sender’s risk. The editors do not return unsolicited material. Material accepted for publication becomes the property of the ABA/SIL, which pays no fee for any manuscript.


Year In Review Key Documents:

Publication Agreement: 2016 Year In Review
The Year in Review Guidelines
Section Publications & Committee Leader Responsibilities
Committee Editor’s Checklist
List of Contributing Authors
YIR Student Recognition
Guide to Citation
Avoiding Plagiarism

Publications Officer:
Patrick Del Duca


Year-In-Review CO-GENERAL EDITORS for 2016-2017:

Brooke J. Bowman bowman@law.stetson.edu
Jason Scott Palmer jspalmer@law.stetson.edu

Subscription Price: Section annual membership dues $ 55.00 (free for law students) include electronic access to The Year In Review through the ABA/SIL website.

Reprint Permissions: Requests to reproduce any portion of an issue should be addressed to Manager, Copyrights and Licensing, American Bar Association, 321 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60610 [phone: 312-988-6102; fax: 312-988-6030; e-mail: copyright@americanbar.org].

Order Information: The Year In Review is available in print for section members and nonmembers for $50.00 per copy (plus shipping and handling) from the American Bar Association, ABA Service Center, 321 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60610 [phone: 800-285-2221; fax: 312-988-5568; e-mail: abasvcctr@abanet.org].
Back issues, once available, may be purchased from William S. Hein & Co. Inc., 1285 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14209-1987 [phone: 800-828-7571; fax: 716-883-8100; e-mail: order@wshein.com].
Back issues, once available, can be found in electronic format for all your research needs on HeinOnline.

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*Disclaimer: Nothing appearing in this journal necessarily represents the opinions, views or actions of the American Bar Association unless the House of Delegates or the Board of Governors has first approved it. Nothing appearing in this journal necessarily represents the opinion, views, or actions of the Section or its Council unless the Section or its Council has approved it.

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