About The Year in Review


The Year in Review (The YIR) is now its own annual publication of the American Bar Association’s Section of International Law. 

The YIR is an annual survey of the law from around the world. On average, thirty to forty committees of the ABA/SIL contribute to the publication and capture the germane legal developments, key pieces of legislation, and landmark decisions that help to shape the legal tapestry of their respective countries and areas of interest. Submissions are made annually by committee editors on behalf of their respective ABA/SIL committees.

To help produce The YIR, SMU’s student editorial board works in conjunction with the professional editorial board chaired by the Editor-in-Chief, Marc I. Steinberg, Rupert and Lillian Radford Professor of Law, SMU Dedman School of Law. Beverly C. Duréus and Patricia S. Heard, also of the SMU Law School, serve as Co-Executive Editors and interface with the ABA/SIL section membership, and Clifford Sosnow, the Publications Officer for the section. Co-General Editors-in-Chief, Professors Jason Palmer, of Stetson University College of Law, and Kimberly Y. W. Holst, of the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University lead a team of deputy editors who are also an integral part of the editing process.

Members can access an electronic copy of The YIR for free. Join here