The Chicago Journal of International Law began during The University of Chicago Law School's 1999-2000 academic year. Since then it has published seventeen volumes, with two issues each, of groundbreaking scholarship in international law with a focus on fields such as economics, corporate regulation, human rights, international administrative law, and climate change. Although relatively young, CJIL has quickly gained attention in legal circles and is one of the world’s preeminent international law journals. The journal's articles are frequently interdisciplinary in focus: its format invites the examination of legal issues in a broader cultural and political context.

In 2002, when CJIL was working on its second volume, it merged with The University of Chicago Law School Roundtable: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Legal Studies. The Roundtable, a student-edited journal, had been in existence for ten years when the merger took place. As then-Dean Saul Levmore wrote at the time:

"The Roundtable has been true to its calling . . . The [Roundtable's] interdisciplinary approach has been so successful that it has captured the pages of the best mainstream law journals. That which was newly emerging a decade ago is now, I am happy to say, commonplace . . . The student energy that was directed to the Roundtable is in part now redirected to international law and to other areas that may remain distinct for some time."

Saul Levmore, Foreword, 9 U. Chi. L. Sch Roundtable v (2002).  

CJIL handles all business involving the Roundtable, including requests for reprints and similar matters. Please contact CJIL with all questions related to the Roundtable.