It gives me immense pleasure in announcing the publication of the latest edition (Vol. 5, No.2) of Trade, Law and Development, a bi-annual, student run academic journal published by National Law University, Jodhpur. The journal was inaugurated with the intention of promoting open debate and discussion centred on the policy and legal aspects of international trade. It is noteworthy that the journal is a signatory to the Budapest Open Access Initiative, and is indexed on HeinOnline and the PKP-Open Archives Harvester2 archive.
TL&D has been ranked as the best law journal in India (2012, 2011) and the tenth best law journal in the field of international trade worldwide (2012) by the Washington and Lee University Law Library in its annual rankings of law journals. Since its establishment in 2009, the Journal’s efforts have been recognized by the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes and the World Trade Organization. The dedicated Editorial team is aided by a Board of Advisors which includes the likes of Jagdish N. Bhagwati(Columbia University), Raj Bhala (University of Kansas, School of Law) and W. Michael Reismen (Yale Law School).
As one of the premier law universities of India, National Law University, Jodhpur has undertaken consistent efforts to promote an innovative and hands-on approach to the study of emerging fields of international legal discourse. The current issue is a fine example of such an effort and includes excellent articles like ‘Fragmentation’ and ‘Judicialization’ of International Law as Dialectic Strategies for Reforming International Economic Law’, written by Professor Ernst-Ulrich Petersmann. It is a highly recommended read and the full contents can be accessed online on the journal’s website here.