Boston University International Law Journal

The Boston University International Law Journal (BU ILJ) publishes articles on international law written by professional authors and practitioners, as well as student authored notes. As one of the nation's leading international law journals, ILJ seeks to maintain the highest editorial standards and to produce a professional quality publication worthy of international recognition. Published biannually in the spring and summer, ILJ also reviews current books focusing on international law. Email us at or call us at (617) 353-3157 with your questions.




Searching for the Key in the Wrong Place: Why "Common Sense" Credibility Rules Consistently Harm Refugees
James P. Eyster
Page 1

Quo Vadis WTO? The Threat of TRIPS and the Biodiversity Convention to Human Health and Food Security
Kojo Yelpaala
Page 55

Constitutions Beyond Borders: The Overlooked Practical Aspects of the Extraterritorial Question
Galia Rivlin
Page 135


Scales of Justice: Assessing Italian Criminal Procedure Through the Amanda Knox Trial
Julia Mirabella
Page 229

Simulating Pharmaceutical Markets in the Developing World: The Problems with "Pull" Funding Mechanisms
Evan Wisser
Page 261

Who's Running This Place? A Comparative Look at the Political Appointment System in the United States and Britain, and What the United States Can Learn
Mark Eisen
Page 295