The Suffolk Transnational Law Review is one of the oldest international law journals in the country and serves as a forum to discuss and examine contemporary international legal issues. Since its inception in 1976, Transnational Law Review has emerged as a nationally and internationally recognized publication. Practicing attorneys, universities, law schools, and libraries around the world subscribe to the journal. Transnational thrives in its unique role as both a prestigious Honor Board and a complement to Suffolk University Law School's distinguished international law faculty and international law organizations.
As the world continues to globalize, so, too, does the importance of international law. Transnational Law Review provides its members with the opportunity to develop an understanding of both public an private international legal issues.
Transnational Law Review is entirely student organized and operated. Each year, Transnational Law Review publishes one volume which consists of three books, published in the winter and summer, as well as a symposium book (symposium books are conditional publications). Each book consists of lead articles authored by noted legal scholars and staff members' works. Transnational Law Review also hosts distinguished speakers and symposiums on international law, as well as an annual international moot court competition. This year's Symposium focused on Human Rights and the Refugee Migration in the Middle East. The title of the Symposium was Human Rights, Armed Conflict and Mass Migration: The Raoul Wallenberg Legacy. The Transnational Law Review's Symposium in 2016 included guest speaker Morten Kaerum, who is the director of the Raoul Wallenberg institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law in Sweden as was the first Director of the European union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) in Vienna (2008 to 2015) Mr. Kjaerum is also Chair of the Board of the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE).
Transnational Law Review also holds a Speaker Series. The Series brings foreign policy experts, government officials, and prominent members of the international legal community to Suffolk University Law School to discuss international legal issues and foreign policy. Transnational Law Review also seeks to hold informal discussion or colloquia during which Suffolk faculty and students are exposed to emerging issues of transnational law.