The Cardozo Journal of International and Comparative Law (CJICL) has published scholarly articles on cutting-edge global issues for more than 20 years. CJICL presents articles, case comments, and student notes on a variety of topics including corporate law, intellectual property, human rights, and criminal law. In terms of scholarly impact, CJICL is one of the top five journals specializing in comparative law and one of the top thirty journals specializing in international law.
CJICL offers students a unique opportunity to edit and write on events shaping the global political, social, and economic landscape. Recent articles have covered comparative approaches to interpreting government spending power, transnational organized crime, children soldiers in armed conflicts, international trade, and patent governance in the U.S. and Europe. Topics of recent student notes include the effects of international ivory trade on African elephant populations, access to health care in Israel for residents of the West Bank, comparative improvements in addressing the gender pay gap, financial investment laws in China, and comparative copyright laws in high fashion.
CJICL hosts an annual symposium that addresses current and groundbreaking international legal developments. The Spring 2013 Symposium—International Fashion Trends: The Business of International Fashion Law—addressed the economic and legal implications of sustainability, international trade, and compliance within the international fashion realm. Previous symposia have dealt with the 2012 Olympic games, China-related investments and renewable energy, systemic risk regulation in the global economy, and the reemergence of state power on foreign-direct investment.
The Editorial Board is comprised of third-year J.D. candidates who are elected after serving a full year as journal staff members.