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 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 publishes one volume which consists of three books, published in the winter and summer, as well as a symposium book. Each book consists of lead articles authored by noted legal scholars and staff members' works. Transnational also hosts distinguished speakers and symposiums on international law, as well as an annual international moot court competition. This year's Symposium focused on how the U.S. surveillance programs (alleged by the Snowden disclosures) have impacted U.S. foreign relations, and what legal and policy changes may be needed as a result. The Transnational Law Review's Symposium in 2012 was held in conjunction with the Foreign Direct Investment International Moot Competition and brought together distinguished lawyers and academics from around the world.
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.