Professors Curtis Bradley and Laurence Helfer began their four-year tenures as co-Editors-in-Chief of the prestigious American Journal of International Law (AJIL) on April 5.  Their election was approved by the Executive Council of the American Society of International Law (ASIL) on October 27, 2017 after an earlier unanimous vote of the AJIL Board of Editors.

Laurence Helfer
Curtis Bradley










Bradley, the William Van Alstyne Professor of Law and Professor of Public Policy Studies, and Helfer, the Harry R. Chadwick, Sr. Professor of Law, have both published extensively in AJIL and are longtime members of the Board of Editors – in their 10th and eighth years of service, respectively – as well as frequent collaborators and active members of ASIL. They are two of three co-directors of the Duke Center for International and Comparative Law (CICL).

“We are both honored and excited to take on this challenge,” said Bradley. “Many of the most prominent writings in international law have appeared in the pages of AJIL, as have some of the most famous debates in international law scholarship.” Past editors have included eminent scholars and public figures in the fields of international law and international affairs, he added.

“Because AJIL is widely read both in the United States and around the world, as well as by government officials, practicing attorneys, and academics, the evolution of the field can be shaped by what’s in the pages of the Journal,” said Helfer. “As editors-in-chief, we will have a hand in shaping that future.”

Cambridge University Press interviewed the two incoming Editors-in-Chief at the ASIL Annual Meeting on a variety of topics including the history and success of the journal, advice on submissions and their aspirations for the future. You can view our complete video playlist below.

This news item was published originally by Duke Law News.

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