About the Journal

Now in its fifty-fourth year, the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law is the second oldest student-run international law journal in the nation.  The Journal was founded in 1961 by the late Wolfgang Friedmann, one of Columbia’s most renowned international law professors, and today it is the second most cited journal at Columbia.  Writings that appear in the Journal are regularly cited by academics, practitioners and courts, including the United States Supreme Court.

Each year the Journal publishes three issues, which contain articles by legal scholars and practitioners, student notes, book reviews and bibliographic materials.  The Journal’s purpose is to provide the practicing bar and the academic community with insight into the evolving problems of an increasingly interdependent world.