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Journal of International Law

The University of Baltimore Journal of International Law is a scholarly legal journal providing in depth analysis of international and comparative law and policy issues.

Topics include law of nations, comparative law, treaty law, law of armed conflict, U.S. foreign policy, law of international organizations, international trade law, international arbitration, human rights, as well as many others. The journal is published under the direction of a student editorial board and is committed to academic excellence and the dissemination of knowledge to the international and foreign relations community.

Alicia Watson, Editor-in-Chief (EIC)

The EIC is ultimately responsible for all operations of the Journal of International Law. The EIC oversees the publication process, which begins with the selection of the pieces to be published. They work closely with the Managing Editor to ensure that deadlines and publication goals are met. The EIC has the final say as to the content of the final publication and completes a final edit on all published pieces.

Jillian Bokey, Managing Editor

The Managing Editor coordinates the publication process, ensuring that it flows smoothly. Specifically, the Managing Editor functions as a liaison between the Editorial Board and the rest of the staff. The Managing Editor is responsible for ensuring that a substantive edit is performed on each article and comment before it is distributed for cite-checks. The Managing Editor must ensure that published pieces are substantively correct and adhere to all requirements.

Caroline Dewey, Executive Editor

The Executive Editor is responsible for four Journal of International Law functions. First, the Executive Editor is responsible for organizing and coordinating write-on competitions and exercises. Second, the Executive Editor serves as the director of personnel for the Journal of International Law, which includes the coordination, and implementation of disciplinary measures. Third, the Executive Editor maintains, fosters, and develops relationships with alumni. Fourth, and finally, the Executive Editor works with the EIC on official communications.

Honiyeh Sarpand, Submissions Editor

The Submissions Editor is responsible for soliciting and selecting articles in coordination with the Editor-in-Chief, managing author contacts, developing methods of solicitation, and developing contacts for solicitation. The Submissions Editor is also responsible for assisting the Editor in Chief and Managing Editor in planning Symposiums for the Journal of International Law. Since the Journal of International Law has historical roots in the International Law Society, the Submissions Editor will maintain a relationship with the President of the International Law Society in order to coordinate efforts and funds for symposiums.

Miranda Russell, Publication Editor

The Publication Editor is responsible for the technological infrastructure supporting the Journal of International Law as well as assisting the EIC in the final layout of the journal in preparation for publication. The Publication Editor’s responsibilities include converting the files into appropriate format for publication, maintaining the Journal of International Law website, and maintaining the IT infrastructure for production. 

Erin Creech, Articles Editor

The Articles Editor is responsible for conducting initial articles edits, final article edits, and communicating with the authors throughout the editing process in coordination with the EIC. The Articles Editor supervises the Production Editor and Associate Editors during the editing process of articles solicited by the Submissions Editor and Editor in Chief. Additionally, the Articles Editor is responsible for enduring all artilcles are of publishable quality before approving them for final edits by the Managing Editor and the EIC. 

Kim Turco, Comments Editor

The Comments Editor is responsible for overseeing the student comment writing process. The Comments Editor supervises the Production Editor and Associate Editors during the editing process of student comments. The Comments Editor, along with the Managing Editor and EIC, sets the due dates by which journal members must select a topic, turn in outlines, and submit drafts. The Comments Editor works with the EIC and the Managing Editor to (1) decide whether comment submissions satisfy the Journal of International Law’s writing requirement and (2) select comment submissions for publication in the Journal of International Law.

James Lilly & Paulene Ricci, Business Editor(s)

The Business Editor is responsible for all financial matters of the Journal of International law. The Business Editor works with the Office of the Dean of Students to procure funds for publication, supplies, and other miscellaneous expenses. All Journal of International Law accounts are managed and controlled by the Business Editor. The Business Editor is also responsible for all purchasing on behalf of the Journal of International law as well as keeping office supplies, copy cards, and other materials secure for authorized use by journal members.

Robert Demirji, Production Editor

The Production Editor is responsible for checking the substantive and technical accuracy of the Associate Editors and Staff Editors corrections. This includes Bluebooking, cite checking, and other editorial matters. After doing this, the Production Editor inputs the corrections, compiles all of the corrections into a master copy, enters the corrections, and prepares a hard and electronic master copy for subsequent edits. The Production Editor is also responsible for providing feedback to Staff Editors and Associate Editors. Additionally, the Production Editor has the task of implementing programs to improve the quality of cite-checks performed by Staff and Associate Editors. 

Faculty Advisor:  Mortimer Sellers