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School of Law announces launch of online international law journal

Friday, Mar. 28, 2003

SANTA CLARA, Calif. March 28, 2003-- Santa Clara University School of Law announced today the official launch of the Santa Clara Journal of International Law, an online electronic publication. A reception and site demonstration will take place at the Arts and Science Building on Friday, March 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. The journal is the result of collaboration between the founding student board and students,  with support from the faculty of the Institute of International and Comparative Law.

"Santa Clara hopes to redefine legal journalism by publishing a world-class scholarly journal composed of rigorous, accessible, and intellectually sound material," said Hilarie Hsu, editor-in-chief. "We are not constrained by a print publication schedule, and therefore are able to review and respond to submissions year-round. It’s an incredibly democratic approach to journal publication, and we are pleased to offer this new forum for original analysis of international socio-political, economic, and cultural issues." The journal editors hope that the online format will foster broad-range accessibility and continuous publication of current and timely articles.

Founding editors of the Journal of International Law include Hilarie Hsu, Lisa Abram-Profeta, Tara Kaushik, Meena Chidambaram, Aubrey Ardema, Niki Okcu, Jennifer Smith, Ryan Donlon, and Jessica Libresco. SCU law faculty advisors include professors George Alexander, Jiri Toman, Beth Van Schaack, Jacqueline Hand, Philip Jiménez, Marcie Roberts, and the staff of the institute.

About Santa Clara University School of Law

The SCU School of Law, founded in 1912, combines a tradition of excellence with a commitment to ethics, diversity, and social justice, and is fully accredited by the American Bar Association. Many of its 968 students work in criminal and civil community law clinics, and may earn certificates in intellectual property law, international law, or public interest law. Law degrees may be combined with MBA or master's in taxation degrees, and the law school offers lawyers master's degrees in international law and intellectual property law. More information is online at  Additional information on the Journal of International Law is available at

About Santa Clara University

Santa Clara University, a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in California’s Silicon Valley, offers its 8,060 students’ rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master’s and law degrees. Distinguished nationally by the third-highest graduation rate among all U.S. masters’ universities, California’s oldest higher-education institution demonstrates faith-inspired values of ethics and social justice. More information is online at


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