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The Dedman School of Law publishes two law journals that have world-wide circulation.

The International Lawyer is the quarterly publication of the Section of International Law and Practice of the American Bar Association. The ABA published the inaugural issue in 1966 and SMU has been the proud home of this prestigious journal since 1986. With a worldwide circulation in excess of 13,000 in 75 countries, The International Lawyer is one of the most widely distributed U.S. international law reviews in the world. The International Lawyer focuses primarily on practical issues facing lawyers engaged in international practice. Addressing issues such as international trade, licensing, finance, taxation, litigation, and dispute resolution, it has become an authoritative reference for practitioners, judges, and scholars concerned with current legal developments throughout the world. The International Lawyer also sponsors various conferences and symposia.

The Law and Business Review of the Americas (formerly, NAFTA: The Law and Business Review of the Americas) is an interdisciplinary publication addressing the legal, business, economic, political, and social dimensions of the North American Free Trade Agreement, its implementation, its evolution and expansion, and its overall impact on doing business in the Americas. This journal is a quarterly publication produced by the SMU Dedman School of Law (and its Law Institute of the Americas) in association with the Section of International Law Practice of the American Bar Association, the SMU Cox School of Business, the SMU departments of economics and political science, and the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London).