Michigan State International Law Review
Nicholas Standiford, Editor-In-Chief
The world is fast becoming a smaller place. With advances in technology and expansion of international trade, boundaries are drawn ever closer and the distinctions between the domestic and the international are blended into the details of each emerging global challenge. With increasing globalization, knowledge of foreign cultures and legal systems is no longer just a welcomed advantage, but an indispensable tool to every professional.
The Editors and Associates of the Michigan State International Law Review know the importance of developing a comprehensive understanding of international issues and have committed their greatest efforts and energies to publishing high quality, thought provoking articles and organizing topical symposia in the field of international law. Three times per year, the International Law Review provides students and professionals alike with insights into the most relevant and controversial issues from around the globe. The publication serves as a practical tool to legal professionals and also acts as a medium for the dissemination and exchange of ideas within our worldwide distribution network.
From the outset, students have been the driving force behind the International Law Review. Dedicated, inquisitive and broad-minded, our Editors and Associates are distinguished by their diverse academic and cultural backgrounds, but are joined by a common understanding of scholastic excellence.
In our endeavors to create a publication of unsurpassed quality and breadth, we are joined by our learned faculty and advisors. Special thanks to Dean Joan W. Howarth and Dean Michael A. Lawrence for their continued support; and to our Faculty Advisor, Professor Bruce W. Bean, for continuing to provide us with invaluable guidance and advice.
We at the Michigan State International Law Review welcome the challenges of the coming year with the determination to continue to provide our readers with an outstanding publication, in the distinguished tradition of our law school and journal.