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About Us

The Cardozo International & Comparative Law Review (CICLR), formerly known as the International Comparative, Policy & Ethics Law Review (ICPELR) was created in the spring of 2017 as a result of a merger between the Cardozo Journal of International and Comparative Law (CJICL) and the Cardozo Public Law, Policy, and Ethics Journal (CPLPEJ). CJICL was ranked 5th in comparative law, and CPLPEJ was ranked 5th in ethics. CICLR is currently ranked 37th in international law and 6th in comparative law.


CICLR seeks to provide in-depth, detailed analysis of legal issues facing the United States and the international community, particularly focusing on issues of public policy and ethics. Through its comparison of international legal insights, frameworks, and theories, CICLR brings a unique perspective to its evaluation of complex legal issues and questions presented around the world. 

Additionally, CICLR reviews issues of public policy which may be either purely domestic or international in focus, utilizing the expertise of international legal minds to provide detailed commentary. CICLR publishes a diverse range of articles and student notes on a variety of critical topics, including, but not limited to corporate law, intellectual property, human rights, securities law, constitutional law, policy implications of governmental actions, public interest advocacy, and ethical considerations facing attorneys and the public at large. 

Recent articles have covered topics such as: housing law and justice in Israel, infrastructure investment in Japan, the U.S. military’s airstrike targeting procedure, and natural resource governance in China. Recent student notes have covered organized crime policies in North American ports, cryptocurrency law in Latin America, solitary confinement in the United States and Norway, and gender identity in international human rights legal frameworks.

CICLR releases three issues per year. For more information on CICLR contact our Editor-in-Chief here.


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