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Volume 53 Editorial Board Announcement

The George Washington International Law Review would like to congratulate the newly selected editorial board for Volume 53, 2020–2021!

Vol. 53 GWILR Editorial Board Masthead

Read more about the Volume 53 Editorial Board.

2019 Symposium Announcement

SHIFT: Global Consequences of U.S. Administration Change
March 19, 2019 from 8:55am-5:30pm (EST)

One of the fundamental ideals of the U.S. government is the peaceful transition of power between political parties from administration to administration. As a result, U.S. policy can tend to fluctuate as the influence of each political party ebbs and flows. The domestic effects of this ebb and flow can be seen by decisions made by presidents, legislatures, and government agencies. However, as many have observed, these shifts do not operate in a vacuum. New policies and decisions stemming from transitions of new power in the U.S. have direct effects on international law and policy. Using the U.S.’s most recent transition from the Obama Administration to the Trump Administration as a case study, our panelists will discuss intended and unintended effects on the international community from changes in environmental policy, migration, trade, financial technologies, and healthcare—emphasizing the gravity of this particular shift.

The George Washington University Law School
2000 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052
Jacob Burns Moot Court Room

Register by Tuesday, March 12 at 4:00pm:


8:30-8:55am: Check-In
9:00-10:00am: New Prez on the Block: International Development in Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, and Tokens During the Trump Administration
10:15-11:15am: Barriers or Bridges: Is the U.S. on the Right Track to Improving International Trade Law
11:30-12:30pm: Keynote- Shaking Up or Shaping Up? A Conversation on the Trump Administration’s Impact on International Institutions, Rights, and Regulations
2:00-3:00pm: Grab Them by the Funding: How the Trump Administration Has Impacted International Reproductive Rights
3:15-4:15pm: The Paris Disagreement: New Administration, New Waves in the International Environmental Community
4:30pm-5:30pm: A Ban by Any Other Name: The Balance Between International Human Rights and National Security

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Publication Tracker

Vol. 51, Number 2 – Shipped

Vol. 51, Number 3 – Published Online / Print Copy Forthcoming

Vol. 51, Number 4 – With Publisher / Online Publication Forthcoming

Vol. 52, Number 1 – EME / EPE

Publication Process: 

After selecting which Articles and Notes to publish, the Article Editors (AE) work with the authors to fine tune the above-the-line text. Thereafter, the ILR Members and Managing Editors (ME) collect the cited sources, substantiate the claims, and edit the footnote citations. The Executive Production Editor (EPE) then completes a final review before sending each Issue to our printer.