IIEL faculty rank among the most productive and cited in the world on matters of international economic law. Their work spans all of the major disciplines of international economic law—from sovereign debt to financial regulation to international trade and arbitration—and helps shape academic and policy conversations in Washington and around the globe.  


Along with promoting policy related research, IIEL sponsors The Journal of International Economic Law (JIEL).  An academic publication of Oxford University Press, JIEL is dedicated to encouraging thoughtful and scholarly attention to international economic law.  One of the leading publications in the field, JIEL leverages preeminence in trade with cutting edge research in new areas of concern including international financial regulation, tax, and monetary affairs.

In sponsoring JIEL, the Institute hosts the major English language medium for publication of high-quality manuscripts relevant to international economic law.  As a major initiative of the Institute, JIEL is consistently relied on by scholars, government officials, and legal professionals for understanding developments and trends in the field.  IIEL Faculty Chris Brummer and Joost Pauwelyn serve as Co-Executive Editors of the JIEL.  Vineet Hegde is the JIEL Editorial Assistant.  


Leading experts from academia, industry and government come to IIEL as Research Fellows to advance scholarship and contribute to public debate in international economic law.  Fellows carry out research independently and participate in Institute sponsored initiatives, bringing their expertise to bear on a wide range of issues in the area.  They engage in all aspects of IIEL’s ongoing research on issues such as trade, financial regulation, arbitration, tax and transnational business.  The IIEL Research Fellows Program supports high-potential candidates for graduate programs and careers in law.  Research Fellows work alongside faculty, S.J.D. candidates and IIEL fellows to strengthen their skills and refine their research interests in international economic law.

Generally, an initial step in participating in IIEL’s Visiting Fellows Program is to first apply for admission to Georgetown Law’s Visiting Researcher (VR) program, an initiative similarly designed for visitors with well-defined, independent research agendas.  It is not generally appropriate for those who seek regular consultation with Georgetown faculty.  Visiting researchers may, however, work through various IIEL programming streams, including the IIEL Fellows program, to receive feedback on their work and to meet other like-minded scholars in the area in our frequent workshops.  Additionally, they enjoy the same networking opportunities and Institute events as IIEL faculty, professional staff and students.

For further information regarding Georgetown Law’s Visiting Researcher Program, including an application, please contact Georgetown Law’s Office of Transnational Programs.  Please indicate an interest in IIEL on your VR application.