Dean George W. Hardy, III’s 1978 introduction to the first issue of the Houston Journal of International Law provides a glimpse of the Journal’s beginnings as a small, student-funded endeavor. Founded in response to Houston’s increasing globalization, the Journal’s purpose was to serve as a forum for those in the international law community. Through its inspired, imaginative founders, the Journal took its first step toward the establishment for which Dean Hardy had hoped. Nearly thirty-seven years after its inception, the industriousness on which the the Journal was built begins a new chapter as it announces the online companion to its print publication: the Houston Journal of International Law Sidebar. Through its requirement of conciseness, Sidebar is intended to spur thought and discussion about the legal implications of the world’s happenings as they evolve, facilitate exchanges about topics covered in the Journal’s print content, and uniquely position authors to explore with flexibility the many facets of international law. Sidebar affords authors the unique opportunity to grapple with and respond to developments more promptly than a print publication would allow, which works to facilitate dialogues. Submissions to Sidebar are accepted throughout the year from scholars, practitioners, and students. Please email any submissions to email@example.com.
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