A new display highlighting the history of the Yale Journal of International law is mounted on L1 of the law library. The journal went through two name changes over the years since its inception in 1974:
· Yale Studies in World Public Order, 1974 - Spring 1980
· Yale Journal of World Public Order, Fall 1980 - Spring 1983
· Yale Journal of International Law, Fall 1983 –
The journal was inaugurated by a group of JD and graduate students in 1974 who doggedly worked late into the night in the “the bowels of the international law library” for its publication. For an illuminating historical account of the journal’s inception and mission, please see here. In April 1979, Yale Studies won the Deak Prize awarded annually by the American Society of International Law in recognition of the year’s best student written international law article. In December 1980, an entire issue (Vol. 6, No. 1) was entered into the record submitted to the Supreme Court by the principals in Goldwater v. Carter, 444 U.S. 996 (1979).