About the Journal

The Temple International & Comparative Law Journal is a student-edited journal dedicated exclusively to cutting-edge issues within the fields of international and comparative law. Founded in 1985, TICLJ selects ambitious articles authored by Temple students and legal professionals that present new and challenging ideas to develop, rather than merely explain, the law. While supported by faculty, many of whom are experts in international law themselves, staff editors also engage in international law coursework to further their intellectual understanding and writing ability. TICLJ’s contribution to international and comparative legal scholarship, policy, and practice can be seen in both our Fall and Spring issues.

What does a Staff Member do?

The two main duties of a Staff Member are (1) to edit articles for publication, and (2) to research and write a case note or comment. A Staff Member’s first area of responsibility is participating in the editing process of each issue, which includes proofreading the text, ensuring accuracy and integrity, and formatting the entirety of the articles selected for publication.

How to Write-On

TICLJ extends 20 staff editor positions annually. Temple Law students are encouraged to apply to become a Staff Editor through the write-on process that will take place between May 17-May 31, 2024. TICLJ’s write-on competition consists of 5 parts: (1) Above-the-line (ATL) edits, (2) Below-the-line (BTL) edits, (3) Research Essay, (4) GPA, and (5) optional Diversity Form.

Write-On Intent Form: 

To write-on to TICLJ, students must submit a write-on intent form, which can be found here, by May 22, 2023 at 11:59pm.

Recordings and PowerPoints from 2024 Write-On Events:

Information Session 

Annotated Information Session Slides

Training Session

Training Session Presentation

Mock Cite-check

Mock Write-On Cite Check (Blank)

Mock Write-On Cite Check (Answer Key)

Diversity, Inclusion, & Equality

TICLJ acknowledges the persistent barriers to diversity, inclusion, and racial equality within the law and the legal profession—both inside and outside of academic institutions—and how these barriers perpetuate inequities. As a student-run journal dedicated to developing the field of international and comparative law, we are committed to ensuring that our staff, authors, and publications represent a diversity of nationalities, racial and ethnic groups, sexual and gender identities, socio-economic backgrounds, and ideas. We are committed to ensuring not only the diversity of staff and authors, but also to the diversity of the ideas we publish as steps towards combating racial and other forms of inequality.

Questions about TICLJ or the write-on process? Email us at: TICLJ@temple.edu.

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