International Legal Research Interest Group of the American Society of International Law – Looking For Submissions For Quarterly Newsletter

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I apologize for cross posting. I am the Newsletter Editor for the International Legal Research Interest Group of the American Society of International Law. We send a quarterly newsletter to our members which includes articles, individual nominations, upcoming publication releases, open positions (paid/volunteer), and educational opportunities (in-person/volunteer) related to International Legal Research.

Please see the call for submissions, nominations, and updates for the upcoming quarterly ILRIG Newsletters. To be included in the next edition, please email your submission(s) to [email protected] by August 15, 2022. Please see below for submission ideas for the upcoming Fall 2022 Informer.

ILRIG endeavors to enhance its members’ opportunities to share their knowledge about available FCIL (foreign, comparative, and international law) legal research resources, research methods, research techniques, and best practices. We would be thrilled to showcase articles from a variety of perspectives in our quarterly newsletter.


Submission ideas for the ILRIG newsletter include:

  1. Developments in International Legal Research: Members are invited to submit short pieces (up to 300 words) that provide descriptive updates of a recent development or a news item on the topic of International Legal Research, such as, but not limited to, new international legal research platforms, a recently published international legal research guide, and/or new or updates to existing international legal research resources.
  2. Short Essays: The Effects of War on International Legal Research or International Legal Research and Improving Human Rights: Members are invited to submit an original essay (up to 900 words) focusing on the preservation of international legal research resources in war torn countries or the impact international legal research can have on improving human rights. Short essays on other topics rooted in International Research are accepted at the discretion of editorial staff.
  3. Member Updates: Members are invited to submit an announcement (up to 150 words) highlighting an achievement or professional update, whether it be a new position, a publication, an award, or anything else that we can celebrate.
  4. Opportunities Available: Members are asked to submit open positions (both paid and volunteer) for legal research positions available. Please include the association name, position title, position summary, and contact information.
  5. Upcoming/Recent Publications/Books: Members are invited to submit information regarding a recently published or upcoming book or publication they assisted with. Please include your name, the authors, the title, publication date, and a brief summary (up to 200 words).
  6. Upcoming Events of Interest: Members are invited to submit information regarding upcoming events of interest to the ILRIG community including meetings (in-person and virtual), webinars, classes, conferences, roundtables, panels, etc. Please provide the date, time, location (virtual or in-person), host, and summary (up to 200 words).


Please send your submission(s) to [email protected] and put “ILRIG NEWSLETTER SUBMISSION” in the subject line. Be sure to provide your full name, title, and organization or affiliation.

We accept submissions on a rolling basis and encourage members to submit early. The Fall 2022 newsletter deadline for submission is August 15, 2022.