Journal of International Law & Foreign Affairs

Mission: ​The UCLA Journal of International Law and Foreign Affairs is an interdisciplinary publication promoting scholarship in international law and foreign relations. It publishes articles by leading scholars, practitioners and other professionals from around the world as well as student comments. Some of JILFA's issues are topical, focusing on themes such as immigration or international gender and race discrimination, and others offer more variety, ranging from conflicting approaches to technological developments, to the international criminal court, to sovereign debt crises.

  • Membership

    UCLA Journal of International Law and Foreign Affairs

    2020-2021 Executive Board

    Elizabeth Anastasi
    Alicia Rose

    Chief Articles Editors
    Brady M. Mabe
    Amy McMeeking

    Chief Production Editor
    Francesca Allegra

    Symposium Directors
    Catherine Kang
    Ramya Swami

    Business Manager
    Joseph Young

    Alumni Coordinator
    Jacob Kempf

    Chief Comments Editors
    David Gallop
    Nina Papachristou

    Chief Managing Editors
    Rachel Ryu
    Sara Yufa

    2020-2021 Editorial Board

    Deputy Chief Managing Editors
    Margaret Sheerin

    Articles Editors
    Alison Angoff
    Alberto de Diego Carreras
    Nick Levsen
    Belinda Li

    Managing Editors
    Landry Ballance
    Ha Gyum Chung
    Lindsay Greenblatt
    Jacob Kwitek
    Tyler Leigh
    Heather Monte
    Emani Oakley
    Ani Setian
    Briana Seyarto
    Sydney Siwinski
    Richard Spronz
    Andrea Stanovic
    Britta Vlastelicia
    Ilan Zur

    Production Editors
    Matthew Connor
    Drew O'Sullivan

  • About JILFA

    Established in 1996, JILFA was among the first student-produced publications that bridged the historical divide between international law and foreign relations. Its subject matter, therefore, is intentionally broad, linking such disciplines as international law, politics, policy, and economics.

    JILFA publishes twice annually. Each volume of JILFA is published in print and also available digitally on HeinOnline, LexisNexis, and Westlaw. The journal also hosts a symposium each year on an emerging topic of importance in the realm of international and comparative law.

    UCLA School of Law students serve on the Executive and Editorial Boards and function with the support of faculty and administration. For more information about JILFA, to subscribe, or to submit an article for consideration, please email

  • Submissions

    JILFA welcomes submissions by scholars, practitioners, and students in the fields of international law and foreign affairs.

    Submission Guidelines

    To submit an article or comment, please submit it through ExpressO, Scholastica, or email the manuscript to​. Please include a copy of the curriculum vitae for each author.

    JILFA prefers submissions that conform to the following requirements:

    • Articles should be between 30-50 pages, including text and footnotes
    • Comments should be between 25-35 pages, including text and footnotes
    • Submissions should be double-spaced with 1 inch margins
    • Footnotes should follow the current edition of The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation
    • Submissions should include a table of contents and an abstract of no more than 400 words
    • Submissions must not have been previously published

    Selection Process

    Our Articles Department reviews submissions from scholars and practitioners. Our Comments Department considers submissions by current students. The journal typically slates for publication during the months of June, July, and August.

    Any comment submissions from current UCLA School of Law students will be anonymized in the selection process. Please refrain from making any statements to current JILFA members that could jeopardize anonymity in the selection process.

    JILFA will email authors if their piece is selected for publication.

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