In his reflections on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the founding of the Yale Journal of International Law, Michael Reisman described the journal's origins. In 1974, a group of dedicated graduate and J.D. students, who self-identified as members of the New Haven School, began the process of establishing the journal in the face of resistance from the law school administration. After work "[i]n secrecy, in the bowels of the international law library, usually working at night in a setting that must have seemed increasingly like an underground bunker," the students published their first issue and then continued without support from the Yale Law School for almost ten years.
Hari M. Osofsky,
A Law and Geography Perspective on the New Haven School,
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