April 01, 2018 ILN

International Legal Developments—The Year in Review: 2017

By Jason S. Palmer and Kimberly Y. W. Holst

The ABA Section of International Law’s publication, International Legal Developments—The Year in Review: 2017, is now available online for Section members. The Year in Review presents a survey of important political and legal developments in international law that occurred during 2017. The articles were prepared by knowledgeable members of the Section of International Law who have international expertise in substantive practice areas or geographic regions and submitted through the Section’s committees.

International Legal Developments—Year in Review: 2017

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.

This year’s publication consists of articles from over forty committees, whose members live around the world and whose committees monitor and report on a diverse range of topics that have arisen in international law over the past year.

As Co-General Editors, we want to extend our gratitude to the many committee chairs, committee editors, and the hundreds of contributing authors. Committee chairs and committee editors solicited the contributing authors for each committee article. The committee editors, who are identified in each article, had the daunting task of keeping their authors’ collective contributions within the tightly controlled word limits. They made difficult decisions on what to include and what to cut.

We also want to specially thank the numerous deputy editors, many of whom are law professors who specialize in legal writing and international law, for their technical edits to the submitted articles, as well as Marc. I. Steinberg, Patricia S. Heard, and Beverly Caro Duréus of SMU Dedman School of Law, the Editor-in-Chief and Co Executive Editors of The International Lawyer, respectively; the student editorial board of The International Lawyer; and Section Publications Officer Nancy Stafford.

Finally, we congratulate the 2018 Student Editorial Award recipients, Caitlin Wilkinson and Kara Hargrove, who were recognized for their exceptional contributions to the editorial process.

We encourage you to browse this useful overview of international law developments that occurred during 2017 and to use it in your legal practice to conduct further in-depth research related to foreign and international law.

International Legal Developments

International Legal Developments

Year in Review: 2017

Jason S. Palmer, Kimberly Y. W. Holst

Jason S. Palmer and Kimberly Y. W. Holst are Co-General Editors of International Legal Developments—The Year in Review: 2017. Jason S. Palmer is a Professor of Law at Stetson University College of Law in St. Petersburg, Florida. Kimberly Y. W. Holst is a Clinical Professor of Law at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University.