The International Lawyer

The International Lawyer is the official triannual publication of the American Bar Association's Section of International Law. Prior to 2013, it was a quarterly publication that included a special Year in Review issue, which is now a separate annual publication known as The Year in Review.  The ABA published the inaugural issue of The International Lawyer in 1966, and SMU has been the proud home of this prestigious journal since 1986. 

Since then, The International Lawyer has grown to become the most widely distributed U.S. international law review in the world, enjoying subscriptions of approximately 22,000 readers in more than 90 countries.  In an effort to satisfy its worldwide readership, this publication focuses primarily on practical issues of international law, including trade, licensing, direct investment, finance, taxation, litigation, and dispute resolution.

To help produce The International Lawyer, 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.  Patricia S. Heard and Beverly C. Duréus, also of the SMU Law School, serve as Co-Executive Editors.

Members of the Section of International Law can access an electronic copy of The International Lawyer free as a benefit of membership here:

Visit The International Lawyer’s homepage.

The full text of the current and past editions of The International Lawyer is available in the Members Only area.

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Information for Authors

The International Lawyer welcomes the submission of original articles.  To send a submission, visit the Submissions page.

Subscriptions and Back Issues

Individual subscriptions to The International Lawyer are available for $60 per year ($75 if mailed outside of the United States). The special summer and fall issues are available for $30 each, and most other issues may be purchased for $25 each, plus $3.95-$5.95 for shipping and handling. To order, contact the ABA Service Center:

  • By phone: (800) 285-2221
  • By fax: (312) 988-5568
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  • Reference Product Code Number IC-01 for individual subscriptions and Product Code Number 521-0100 when placing your order.

Back issues three years and older are available by contacting:
William S. Hein & Co. Inc.
1285 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14209-1987
phone: 800-828-7571
fax: 716-883-8100

Executive Editors

Beverly C. Dureus
Patricia S. Heard

Student Editor-in-Chief

Caitlin Wilkinson (
SMU Dedman School of Law
Attn: The International Lawyer
P.O. Box 750116
Dallas, TX 75275

Managing Editor

Logan Weissler (
SMU Dedman School of Law
Attn: The International Lawyer
P.O. Box 750116
Dallas, TX 75275


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